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Notice of Public Hearing 2021

SUBJECT: The Community Services Block Grant {CSBG) Program – Community Services, Inc. PURPOSE: To obtain Community input regarding the Agency’s FY22 Budget Plan Allocation for projected funds. Monday, August 16, 2021 10:30 am Community Services, Inc. 302 Hospit al Drive Corsicana, Texas 75110 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds are awarded to grantees in counties in Texas. Community action agencies, community-based organizations, and Indian tribes or tribal organizations receive CSBG funds to provide advocacy, outreach, services, and programs for economically disadvantaged persons in their local communities. This hearing will focus on Community Services, Inc. CSBG Budget Allocation Plan for Fiscal Year 2022. The Plan delineates the manner in which funds will be allocated/expended and how the Agency will meet the CSBG program requirements. Persons wishing to present pertinent testimony to the Agency at the above hearing should complete and return the reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so…

When Bootstraps Fail, Community Services Inc. Prevails

  Boots can be an incredible asset. They are great for protecting your feet from heavy items. They are great for extra ankle support while hiking. And they are great for keeping your foot safely secured while horseback riding. But what boots are not great for, is helping you pick yourself up. We all know the phrase, “Pick yourself up by your bootstraps.” And if you’ve lived in Texas long enough, you’ve probably even been the recipient of such advice. Yet, although catchy, it actually doesn’t do you any good. While it’s meant to set you up for success, it actually ends up keeping you down.  The problem with this metaphorical advice is twofold. It’s physically impossible to pull yourself up by straps on a boot. Physics won’t let you win – it will favor gravity 100% of the time. Even if (by some miracle) it actually did work, not everyone has access to boots, or straps on their boots…

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