Community Services

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program provides administrative support to a network of local Community Action Agencies (CAAs) that provide services to very low-income people in all areas of the state. The funding helps provide such essential human services for children, families and the elderly, workforce education, and other poverty-related programs.

Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program
The purpose of CEAP is to assist low-income Households, particularly those with the lowest incomes, that pay high proportion of Household income for home energy, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs. The program requires priority be given to those with the highest home energy needs, meaning low-income Households with high residential energy use, a high energy burden and/or the presence of a “vulnerable” individual in the Household, such as child aged 5 and younger, disabled person, or an elderly individual. CEAP Services include energy education, needs assessment, budget counseling (as it pertains to energy needs), utility payment assistance, repair of existing heating and cooling units, and crisis- related purchase of portable heating and cooling units.

We are now accepting applications for our 2024 CEAP program!
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Case Management
The Community Action Program of the South Texas Development Council provides case management services to struggling households through tuition assistance and supportive services to assist families earn a living wage and become self-sufficient.


phone: 956-722-3995