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Community Service Block Grant

Provides assistance with utility costs, food, and other expenses to qualifying individuals or households in a 5-county area.

Community Service Block Grant provides emergency food, housing, utilities and other emergency needs to support family self-sufficiency in low income population as a designated Community Action Agency.


Eligible  persons fall within 150% of the poverty guidelines and receive SSI, SSA, TANF or live in public housing.


  1. To supplement nutrition in eligible households. 
  2. To educate eligible households about nutrition
  3. To assist the USDA with surplus food delivery.

Program Quick Stats


Customers served in 2016


Veronica Stephens
(865)691-2551 ext 4229


Grants from USDA and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Counties Served

Claiborne County, Campbell County, Morgan County, Scott County, Union County