Funded Programs


The Top Priorities / Problems in Livingston County

By state law, officials from each of the 62 New York State counties that coordinate block grants are required to conduct a community needs assessment study every three years. The assessment examines how residents think about local poverty-both in their own households and in the community.  The top 5 needs, in order of priority are as follows:
  • Housing Costs
  • Employment (living wage)
  • Access to Food
  • Lack of Education
  • Unhealthy Neighborhoods

The 2019 full Livingston County Community Needs Assessment is available.
The 2020 COVID 19 Survey is available here.

Funding Cycle

The program year for Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) begins October 1 and ends September 30. The application process for funding begins with notification to present delegate agencies and an announcement to additional agencies usually in April.


If you need additional assistance in locating appropriate resources and services, please contact the toll-free Livingston County information and referral line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 888-443-7520.