The Park County Tripartite Board has administered the CSBG grant in Park County since 2001 under the Park County Commissioners and then as Yellowstone Country Assistance Network of Park County, Wyoming, since 2007. In 2018, the Park County Tripartite Board was granted eligible entity status to administer the Hot Springs, Big Horn, and Washakie Counties CSBG grant. Currently, we serve both Park and Hot Springs County with CSBG funding.
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
We have several programs to promote insure individuals and families with low incomes are stable and achieve economic security and communities. As a result, people with low incomes live are healthy and offer economic opportunities. The following are the projects funded by CSBG grants:
Self Sufficiency Programs & One-Stop Center Partnerships
YCAN partners with local agencies providing intensive case management and whole family approach services. We coordinate financial assistance services that lead to long-term self-sufficiency outcomes for low-income individuals and families living in Park and Hot Springs Counties.
A one-stop model is a single location to deliver services to rural families. Bringing together services in one place can benefit rural families in accessing healthcare, transportation, referrals, and services for children. YCAN partners with local One-Stop Centers to provide short-term financial assistance.
- Park County $130,128 with 75 estimated individuals to be served
- Hot Springs County $28,779 with 20 estimated individuals to be served
CSBG CARES Act Funds
Yellowstone Country Assistance Network is the county grant administrator for the CSBG grant in Park and Hot Springs Counties. CSBG provides Federal flexible funds to support gap-filling activities that address unmet needs, innovative initiatives to combat poverty and promote self-sufficiency, and rapid responses to local emergencies. In addition, we currently have a CARES Act grant to help respond to COVID-19 needs not met by other programs or services. This fund is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- Park County $183,186.00 with 155 estimated individuals to be served
- Hot Springs County $44,048.00 with 66 estimated individuals to be served
To date, YCAN paid out $86,490.90 in CARES Act funds for 172 clients’ housing and medical bills!
2020 Community Needs Assessment
As a federal Community Services Block Grant requirement, the Tripartite Board must approve and issue a Community Needs Assessment Report to the communities in their service area every three years. This assessment is used for project planning. Below you will find the most recent report issued along with the COVID-19 addendum of the evaluation.
The Organizational Standards are a comprehensive set of standards. The purpose of the organizational standards is to ensure that all agencies have the appropriate organizational capacity in critical financial and administrative areas and unique importance to the Community Action network’s mission.
- CSBG Grantees in Wyoming must be meeting at least 70% of the Organizational Standards to comply with their contract.
- YCAN’s final Organizational Standards review for FFY2021 shows YCAN meets 58 of the 58 Organizational Standards, or 100%, for private entities!
CSBG Laws & Regulations
CSBG Partners & Affiliations
Non Discrimination Policy
Yellowstone Country Assistance Network CSBG programs are developed under federal grant #93.569, Community Services Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Administration of Children and Families, Office of Community Services, and the State of Wyoming, Department of Health, Public Health Division, Rural and Frontier Health, Community Services Program. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.