- Family & Children
Coastal Community Action, Inc. (CCA) is a private nonprofit organization that was created to assist low-income-to-moderately low-income individuals and families. The agency was chartered in 1965 with only a few anti-poverty programs, and to date, the agency continues this legacy of serving low-income individuals and families. The administrative office is located in Newport, NC, and serves as the fiscal agent for various federal, state, and local programs in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, and Pamlico Counties.
CCA, Inc.’s CSBG Program has received funding through the office of Economic Opportunity since 1965 to use for assistance to low-income families with helping them move out of poverty in the counties of Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico. Since that time, thousands of families have received much needed assistance that has in turned allowed them the opportunity to achieve their goals of higher education, better employment with benefits, home ownership, entrepreneurship, and successfully moving themselves and their families above the poverty guideline.
CSBG - Self-Sufficiency Project – The CSBG Self-Sufficiecy Project through the Family Development Services Program is a goal setting tool that is designed to work collaboratively with eligible families to establish and achieve their goals, which over time helps to achieve the economic solvency of the participants and their families. The Self-Sufficiency Program provides financial assistance towards the achievement of S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) goals. All eligible participants who remain in compliance with the Self-Sufficiency Program and working effortlessly on their goal achievement can remain on the program as long as 5 years or until they have successfully achieved their goals and/or moved themselves above the poverty guidelines. The CSBG Project directly links all participants with a Family Development Specialist to work directly on the participant’s goal achievement and produce successful outcomes
The Relief NC Program supports families/individuals that have been greatly impacted by Hurricane Florence and are still living with unmet needs. The Relief NC Program has been providing funding to families within the service counties of Craven, Carteret, Jones, and Pamlico since July 1, 2020 and will continue to be implemented through September 30, 2021.
Relief NC specifically targets individuals and families that have unmet needs as a result of Hurricane Florence that occurred in 2018. Eligible funding domains are employment, education, cognitive development, housing, health and social/behavior development, transportation, home repair and stabilization assistance.
1. Participants who are eligible for the Relief NC funding must be the homeowner of the estate and self-certify and attest that proposed services and activities were not covered by FEMA or their own personal homeowner’s insurance. In addition, participants must attest that falsification or misrepresentation may result in the rejection of application and may be subject to prosecution under applicable State and Federal statutes.
2. Relief NC funding shall not be available for costs that are reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under a contract for insurance or by self-insurance. Funding is for non-duplication of FEMA assistance and non-duplication for life, health, automobile, homeowners, renters, and property insurance.
3. Households are under the 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines
If you have a need for this program, please contact:
CSBG Program Director – Stephanie Cox: 252-223-1670 or Stephanie.Cox@coastalca.org
Intake Specialist - Lloyd Stiles: 252-342-4831 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Intake Specialist – Agatha Morris: 252-342-0606 or Agatha.Morris@coastalca.org
The CARES NC program is a 24-month program that has been in effect since June 1, 2020. Applications for the CARES NC program are being received for all four county service areas of Craven, Carteret, Jones, and Pamlico.
Southeastern Community Action Partnership has been awarded COVID-19 support funding through the Duke Endowment.
The North Carolina Community Action Agency funds are available to provide support for families in need who were adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Allowable costs include:
CSBG – FAQ
Participants must be:
Do I have to have a Head Start child to qualify?
No. Any single individual who are income eligible can qualify.
Is there a waiting list for acceptance?
Yes; Depending on how many participants each FDS is actively working with you may be placed on a waiting list however, applications are still accepted. You cannot be considered if you do not apply!
Do I have to be enrolled in the Self-Sufficiency Program to attend training sessions?
No. The CSBG/Self-Sufficiency trainings are open to the public.
Will the program give me money to pay my bills?
No, all funding expunged by the CSBG Self-Sufficiency Program is paid directly to the vendor. All approved and distributed gas and or gift cards are provided directly to the participant as needed towards their own goal achievement. All recipients of gas cards/gift cards must sign a gift card agreement and provide all receipts to the Family Development Specialist they are assigned to.
A common thread through all of our services, be they Family Services, Senior Services, or Housing Services, is that we help change lives by providing needed resources and support. Coastal Community Action, Inc. provides needed services to thousands of residents in our region annually.