Agency Eligibility


CAPSAW is required to conduct a Community Needs Assessment in accordance with agency planning efforts every three years.  The most recent report was issued in 2018 and is available here Needs Assessment Report.

This report represents CAPSAW’s assessment of the needs and resources for low and moderate income residents, social/human service providers, stakeholders and the wider community.  The 2016-2020 Strategic Plan is also available on the website and was developed based on the Community Needs Assessment report.  CAPSAW will only consider funding applications that are consistent with those documents. Other eligibility requirements can be found below. 

For help in determining if your agency is eligible, please contact CAPSAW staff at:

  • Eligibility is limited to organizations able to demonstrate proof of non-profit status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, AND to departments of local government organizations either located in or currently operating programs within the City of Staunton, City of Waynesboro, and/or Augusta County. 
  • Proposed programs/services must principally benefit low and moderate income individuals and families.  The income limits for Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funding are included within the application (Appendix 1).  Partner agencies will receive updated current year income limits when they are released and are required to follow them.
  • Open beneficiary programs that cannot accurately and realistically demonstrate demographic and income data of the clientele served WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED for the CSBG/TANF competitive application funding stream.
  • Any entity employed by or under contract with an organization represented on the CAPSAW board, or vice versa, may apply for funding; however, such applications may not be reviewed or discussed by that CAPSAW board member.  Similarly, any agency involved at the executive level of CAPSAW cannot discuss or participate in the review of an application submitted by their agency.
  • If an application is submitted by faith based organizations, outreach efforts and service delivery must be conducted regardless of program beneficiary faith affiliation.  Programs and services may not be marketed or offered exclusively to members of the sponsoring organization’s religious affiliation or denomination.
  • Successful projects will be responsive to the strategic goals and objectives contained in the  2016-2020 Strategic Plan.
  • Activities must be delivered from a location that is accessible to all potential beneficiaries or an alternative means of service delivery to people with disabilities must be identified.
  • Community Support Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until designated funds have been expended.