The Broward County Community Action Agency provides assistance to low income Broward County residents through two federally funded programs, including the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP, and the Community Service Block Grant, or CSBG.
Free Tax Credit Program
Family Success Administration/Community Action Agency and partners offer residents an Earned Income Tax Credit Program. Qualifying participants earning $54,000 or less can visit a designated Broward location through April 17th where IRS certified volunteers will assist with free income tax preparation. More…
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The LIHEAP program provides qualifying low-income families with financial assistance for electric bill payments. Payments of up to $900 per year are available, depending on income and eligibility. LIHEAP application periods may periodically close, for example if current year funding is exhausted. The Broward County LIHEAP Program is for Broward County residents only.
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Community Service Block Grant (CSBG)
The Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Self-Sufficiency Case Management Program assists individuals and families in setting goals, learning skills and accessing services that are needed to become self-sufficient. Program Services may include: case management, tuition and education assistance (including books and/or supplies), and other services needed to remove barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.
Attend an upcoming orientation for more information. Orientations are held at 9:30AM on the first Friday of every month at the Edgar P. Mills Multi-Purpose Center, 900 NW 31st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
LIHEAP and CSBG Income Eligibility Requirements
To qualify for CSBG, your gross household income must be at 125 percent of the federal poverty level or below. To qualify for LIHEAP, gross household income must be at 150 percent of the federal poverty level or below. Therefore, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines effective January 26, 2017, as published in the
Federal Register of January 31, 2017, eligibility requirements for CSBG and LIHEAP are as follows:
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