CSBG Data Warehouse

The client: The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides funds to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities.  The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) is the premier national association charged with advocating and enhancing the leadership role of states in preventing and reducing poverty.

The challenge: NASCSP had been using Access databases to collect CSBG grantees data and report to the federal government.  Because copies of Access databases were emailed between parties, data reliability was an issue and there was no centrally available Web-based reporting of CSBG data.   

The solution: iData formed part of a multi-vendor team lead by Apprise Inc. that undertook development of a CSBG data warehouse that will be accessible to Grantees, HHS and the public and make a vast array of data available in an easily searchable format.  Sophisticated ad hoc query and filtering capabilities will allow users to zero in on exactly the data they want, and graphing and data download functions will ensure that this data is provided in a useful format.