ASPIRE Self-Sufficiency

Effective January 31, 2020 the ASPIRE Self-Sufficiency Program will no longer accept applications until further notice.

For questions, please call (910) 223-0116.

“The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) was one of six block grant programs created under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981… Each year community action has rallied support for funding and continues to fight for people with low-income to achieve stability.”


Our Program

The Community Services Block Grant provides federal funding to community action agencies that work to address poverty at the community level. ASPIRE Self-Sufficiency serves clients across Cumberland and Sampson Counties.

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ASPIRE Program Eligibility

Individuals are selected for the program based on: Cumberland or Sampson County residency, federal income requirements, and a commitment to full participation in the ASPIRE program to include obtaining employment.

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We work with organizations and government offices throughout southeastern North Carolina, and have cultivated strong relationships to ensure our clients get the help they need.

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Client Success

ASPIRE clients take their own, individualized pathway to self-sufficiency. Our managers see them through each step of the way and celebrate their achievements. Read our success stories.

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Our Impact By the Numbers


Received employment supportive services in 2017


Earned a certification or degree in 2017


Rose above federal poverty guidelines in 2017

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