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Yolo County Extends Deadline for Community Input to Better Address Needs of Low-Income Residents

Jun 18, 2021 12:00AM ● By Placer County News Release

WOODLAND, CA – The Yolo County Community Services Action Board (CSAB) held a public hearing to receive input on its two-year plan to better address the needs of low-income individuals and families that reside in Yolo County. The feedback from this hearing will be used to set service priorities for the 2022-23 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding cycle.

The public hearing was held via Zoom on Tuesday, June 8, 5:00-5:30 p.m. A copy of the proposed plan is available by emailing [email protected]. At that time, CSAB decided to leave the comment period open to allow for more community input. The comment period is scheduled to end on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. If you would like to submit a comment, please email [email protected] or call 530-379-3756.

Established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the CSAB serves as the region’s Community Action Agency (CAA). The mission of the CSAB is to combat poverty by promoting the health, safety, stability and self-sufficiency of low-income persons residing in Yolo County. The CSAB serves as an advisory body to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors (Board) and one of its primary functions is to make recommendations to the regarding the provision of CSBG funds, which is the core-funding source for CAAs. As such, the roles and responsibilities of CSAB include:

  • Conducting a biannual community needs assessment
  • Establishing strategic goals in alignment with the board’s mission
  • Evaluating the implementation and achievement of the board’s goals
  • Overseeing the subcontracting process
  • Monitoring the performance of subcontractors
  • Serving as advocates for Yolo County residents living in poverty

For more information about the board’s roles and responsibilities, please read CSAB’s Bylaws at https://bit.ly/3bWcOn4

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