Charlotte Area Fund
Community Service Block Grant Funded Programs

Self Sufficiency Project

Self-Sufficiency Project provides comprehensive case management services to low-income clients for the attainment of employment and ultimately, self-sufficiency. Components of the Self-Sufficiency Project include employment, education, consumer education/money management, and nutrition activities.
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Nutrition Assistance Project

Nutrition Assistance Project

Nutrition Assistance Project provides emergency food for clients who were in need and unable to participate in the Self-Sufficiency Project to seek employment. Through nutrition counseling, clients are able to identify other low-cost food sources in the area and realize that health and nutrition are relevant to becoming self-sufficient, economically and physically.
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Duke Energy Project

Saving Energy Can Save You Money
Improving the energy efficiency of a home can significantly reduce energy bills. Not everyone, however, can afford to make these updates. That is why Charlotte Area Fund, Inc. offers the Energy Savings Assistance Program. It provides qualified customers with energy-saving improvements at no charge. This program replaces inefficient refrigerators in qualifying customers’ homes.
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ReStart Program

Charlotte Area Fund has partnered with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Western North Carolina Chapter to offer a FREE training opportunity in Residential Property Management. We have accepted 14 highly motivated candidates into the program. Classes are set to begin February 26th.
The mission of ReStart is to help break the cycle of poverty and disadvantage through training, mentoring, and assisting individuals with job placement in the career of residential property management.
Check back to follow their journey.
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How to qualify for our program

Since Charlotte Area Fund receives State and Federal funds, you must meet certain income guidelines to receive services. Individuals seeking assistance or services from Charlotte Area Fund must have an annual family income which does not exceed 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Programs.

The current guidelines are as follows:

Family Size Income Limit
One $15,175
Two $20,575
Three $25,975
Four $31,375
Five $36,775
Six $42,175

Revised 06/2018
For families with more than 8 persons, add $5,400 for each additional member.

What to bring:

In order to be enrolled in our program, you must bring the following items:

  • Identification with current address
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of total household income

Household includes anyone living with you who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption. Proof of income may include paycheck stubs for the past 90 days or 12 months, award letters for TANF (AFDC), Social Security, SSI or Pension, Statement of Unemployment Benefits, Child Support/ Alimony, self employment and any other earned funds. If you do not have any of these verification, obtain a statement from your employers telling us how much you were paid in the last 12 months.