Community Services Programs

Who we are:

       Community Services Programs (CSP) consists of two programs, both working toward the goal of improving the health, safety, and well-being of low-income residents in Wyoming and moving them toward self-sufficiency:


The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG):

Tricia Dean (307) 777-8940

Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Administration of Children and Families, Office of Community Services, at a level of approximately $3.7 million annually. The Program serves low-income residents and transients in all of the state’s 23 counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation, based on a funding formula that considers seven poverty factors in each county. Funds are administered at the county level by non-profit Tripartite Boards, made up of community volunteers who determine funding levels and who monitor and oversee various projects within their communities as conducted by local service providers. 


The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG):           

Tricia Dean (307) 777-8940

Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at a level of approximately $185 thousand annually. Those funds are allocated to six emergency shelters in the state, with minimal amounts going to Community Action of Laramie County (CALC) and the Yellowstone Country Assistance Network (YCAN) to provide support services for persons at risk for homelessness.



Staff Directory: 

Tricia Dean – Manager, Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs

(307) 777-8940