Activities funded under this Subchapter may include only those projects which:

(1)           provide a range of services and activities having a measurable and potentially major impact on the causes of poverty in the state's communities, or those areas of the state's communities, where poverty is a particularly acute problem;

(2)           provide activities designed to assist low‑income participants, including the elderly poor:

(a)           to secure and retain meaningful employment;

(b)           to attain an adequate education;

(c)           to obtain and maintain adequate housing and a suitable living environment;

(d)           to make better use of available income;

(e)           to obtain emergency assistance through loans or grants to meet immediate and urgent individual and family needs, including the need for health services, nutritious food, housing, and employment‑related assistance;

(f)            to remove obstacles and solve problems which block the achievement of self‑sufficiency;

(g)           to achieve greater participation in the affairs of the community; and

(h)           to make more effective use of other programs related to the purposes of the CSBG;

(3)           provide, on an emergency basis for the provision of such supplies and services, nutritious foodstuffs, and related services, as may be necessary to counteract conditions of starvation and malnutrition among the poor;

(4)           to coordinate and establish linkages between governmental and other social services programs to assure the effective delivery of such services to low‑income individuals; and

(5)           to encourage the use of entities in the private sector of the community if efforts to eliminate poverty.

(6)           to assist unemployed and disadvantaged individuals through Community Food and Nutrition initiatives:

(a)           to coordinate existing private and public food assistance resources, whenever such coordination is determined to be inadequate, to better serve low‑income populations;

(b)           to assist low‑income communities to identify potential sponsors of child nutrition programs and to initiate new programs in underserved or unserved areas; and

(c)           to develop innovative approaches at the state and local level to meet the nutrition needs of low‑income people.


History Note:        Authority 143‑323(d); 143B‑10; 143B‑276; 143B‑277; 42 U.S.C. 9901‑12;

Eff. December 1, 1983;

Temporary Amendment Eff. May 5, 1987 for a Period of 120 Days to Expire on September 1, 1987;

Temporary Amendment Eff. August 24, 1987 for a Period of 68 Days to Expire on November 1, 1987;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1987;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 25, 2015.