Charlotte Area Fund
Community Service Block Grant Funded Programs

Self Sufficiency Project

CSBG 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

CSBG 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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How to qualify for our programs

Since CAF receives State and Federal funds, you must meet certain income guidelines to receive services. Individuals seeking assistance or services from CAF must have an annual family income which does not exceed 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the CSBG Programs.

Charlotte Area Fund Brochure

 The current guidelines are as follows:

Family Size Income Limit
One $11,880
Two $16,020
Three $20,160
Four $24,300
Five $28,440
Six $32,580

Revised 07/2016
For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,160 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.