Darlington County
Community Action Agency

Community Services Block Grant


The Community Services Block Grant provides an array of funding for local community initiatives, including assistance for program eligible households in areas such as education, employment, emergency, energy, health, housing, nutrition, and youth leadership.  Community programs were established to reduce poverty while revitalizing families toward self-sufficiency.  DCCAA’s CSBG local initiatives include programs such as the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).

To learn more about the Community Services Block Grant, inquire about eligibility and apply for assistance, contact us at 843-332-1135.

Assistance is available to help offset the costs of home energy expenses and to help alleviate emergencies.  

Program Eligibility:

An applicant's total family income must not exceed 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.  To see if you meet the income requirements, please review the poverty guidelines.  To apply for assistance, click the Apply Now button below, visit our office at 325 W. Washington Street, Hartsville, SC 29550, or call (843) 332-1135.

Assistance is available to help offset the costs of home energy expenses and to help alleviate emergencies.  To start the Pre-Application process at home, click the button below.



Please keep in mind your Application WILL NOT BE STARTED until all REQUIRED DOCUMENTS are provided in a timely manner. Services are provided based upon the availability of funds and/or issued on a first come first served basis. Agency’s acceptance of an application is not a promise of service to a client.  If your application has started and documents are missing, your failure to submit any identified documents within 5 days will result in your application being voided. If your application is voided, you will have to start a new application and provide updated information to seek assistance.