Since CAF receives State and Federal funds, participants must meet certain income guidelines to receive services. Individuals seeking assistance or services from CAF must have an annual family income which does not exceed 100% of the Federal poverty guidelines for the CSBG Programs . These guidelines to the right are revised each year.
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2010 to 2012 Federal Poverty Guidelines for Participation in
Community Services Block Grant
Self Sufficiency Project & Nutrition Assistance Project
An applicant needs to furnish the following information during the initial application process to determine his/her eligibility status for agency services funded by the CSBG:

1. PROOF OF INCOME FOR ALL HOUSEHOLD FAMILY MEMBERS RELATED BY MARRIAGE, BIRTH AND/OR ADOPTION FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS OR 90 DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF APPLICATION.
Please note that eligibility determination based on 12 months will be conducted first. Therefore, please attempt to secure income documentation for 12 months prior to the application date. Proof of income for the entire family in the household may include any form of the following as applicable for the period:
• Wage Statements from past/current employers
• Paycheck Stubs that include income information
• Award Letters/Statements that include amounts from the sources of family income for TANF, Social Security, SSI or Pension, Unemployment Benefits, Child Support or any other earned funds
• Notarized Statements that include the amount from family members who may have provided monies for support.

2. PICTURE ID OF APPLICANT WITH CURRENT ADDRESS.

  1. PROOF OF RESIDENCY (MUST BE MECKLENBURG COUNTY RESIDENT)
If the picture id does not include the current address, proof of residency may include mail with current address and recent postmark or notarized statement from head of household that applicant is a resident of Mecklenburg County and receives mail at that address.

  1. SOCIAL SECURITY CARD(S) FOR ALL HOUSEHOLD FAMILY MEMBERS


If applying for employment assistance through the CSBG Self-Sufficiency Project, please be aware that the project’s objective is for the client to obtain full-time, permanent employment with benefits that will assist the individual and/or entire household in achieving self-sufficiency (without further public or private assistance).
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$ 11,170
$ 15,130
$ 19,090
$ 23,050
$ 27,010
$ 30,970
$ 34,930
$ 38,890
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2010 Poverty Guidelines
For families with more than 8 persons, add $3,960 for each additional member.
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901 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-3010