Community Services Block Grants: How They Work

Dec 25, 2015

There are a several substantial pots of federal grant dollars Louisiana receives each year. One of them, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is known as “Community Services Block Grants”. Bryan Moore, director of the Office of Workforce Development which administers the program, explains how it works.

“The funding comes through our office as pass-through funds to these community action agencies, that’s going to people who live in poverty.”

Moore says 42 agencies serve the state’s 64 parishes.

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.

The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.

Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.

The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn't.