Raising and Improving Self Sufficiency Expectations (R.I.S.E.) Program

The goal of the R.I.S.E. Program is to assist motivated individuals and families to progress towards economic stability and self-sufficiency via way of employment. The way that we accomplish this is by providing support services such as: case management, college education, job skills training, credit management workshops, childcare assistance, limited transportation assistance, and other services to eligible customers, based upon need and availability of resources.

If interested in participating in the R.I.S.E. Program, please contact the Family Development Specialist in your county.

  • Alachua County: 352-373-7667 ext. 207
  • Levy County and Marion County: 352-732-3008 ext. 207

CSBG Income Guidelines


Appointment Scheduling Calls 12/3 -12/5, from 8am to 9am (ONLY). For other community resources, please contact 2-1-1. Simply DIAL 2-1-1 or 352-332-4636, TEXT your zip code to 898211, or CHAT on 2-1-1 Website.

SCAM ALERT - "CSBG Helping Program" sent through Fecebook Messenger (March 2019)
The scam promises to give the person up to $300,000, but they must submit an amount set by the CSBG Helping Program for a “fee” to receive the funds. They state you can submit a lesser amount, but will not receive the full $300,000. Central Florida Community Action Agency doesn't CHARGE FOR SERVICES.

IN THE NEWS - R.I.S.E. to self-sufficiency in Community Action program (February 2017)
The Raising and Improving Self-sufficiency Expectations, or R.I.S.E., Program may be the way to move towards economic stability and self-sufficiency. Check out the Article!