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Posted on: January 3, 2023

County Launches Poverty Needs Assessment Survey

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GENESEO, N.Y., Jan. 3, 2023 — The Livingston County Office of Workforce Development (LCOWD) is encouraging residents to complete a public survey aimed at identifying and ranking the primary needs of those living in poverty in the local community. 

LCOWD will use the survey’s results to target the office’s Community Services Block Grant funding toward programs that most closely meet the needs identified. The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is a federally funded block grant which provides funds to support services that alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in under resourced communities. 

“It’s critical that we hear from as many people as possible to accurately measure the needs of those living in poverty in our community,” said Ryan Snyder, LCOWD Director. “By gathering feedback from a diverse pool of community members, we hope to gain a better understanding of the unique challenges facing those here living in poverty and to develop targeted, effective programs and services that address their most crucial needs.”

To participate, please visit the survey page link here. The survey will take approximately five minutes to complete and will be available until February 15, 2023. All answers are completely anonymous and will be used to inform the development of new programs and services, as well as to assess the effectiveness of existing anti-poverty initiatives.

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About Livingston County:

Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.  

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