Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG) assists low-income families and individuals by looking at all their needs and resources to reduce barriers by utilizing several programs such as:

  • Information and Referrals
  • Family Development
  • Budgeting
  • USDA Emergency Food Assistance Program (Food/Nutrition TEFAP)
  • Emergency Medical Program
  • Rental Assistance Program
  • Utility Assistance Program
  • Homeless Assistance Program
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Back to School Program

These programs operate at 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (Income Guidelines) except the utility assistance program known as LIHEAP

For more information:

Please call 208-733-9351 or 800-627-1733, Services are available Monday thru Thursday by appointment. Food boxes are available Monday thru Thursday beginning at 8:00am. Items that are needed for assistance are:
For HUD/IHFA Housing Programs Only:
A photo ID for the person coming into apply
Social Security cards for each member of the household
Proof of income for the last 30 days for each household member over the age of 18.
Depending on what you are needing assistance with (power, rent, etc) you will need to bring the shut off notice, eviction notice, etc.

Interim Community Services Director - Michelle Picklesimer


Office Hours:

Family & Individual Stability - Monday thru Thursday 8:00AM- 5:00PM (Closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:00PM)
Closed Holidays - New Years, Martin Luther King Jr.,President's Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving & Day After, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve