Modification on 6/12/2014: This FOA has been modified. In the Overview and in Section IV.3. Submission Dates and Times, the Due Date for Applications field reflects an extension of 2 days to accommodate a scheduled maintenance outage on www.Grants.gov. Note: While no other changes apply to the application package, applicants must download the SF-424 (only) in Application Package. The SF-424 includes the revised application due date.
Modification on 6/10/2014: This FOA has been modified. The header and language in Section VI.2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements, referencing the Award Term and Condition for Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Spouses/Marriage, has been removed.
The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will support one two-year cooperative agreement for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Organizational Standards Center of Excellence (COE).
This cooperative agreement will support an enhanced ongoing state, regional and national training and technical assistance (T/TA) strategy for the implementation of organizational standards in the CSBG Network. The Organizational Standards COE will focus on increasing accountability and organizational performance by assisting State CSBG Lead Agencies and local CSBG-eligible entities in setting and meeting organizational standards in the areas of consumer input and involvement, community engagement, community assessment, organizational leadership, board governance, strategic planning, human resource management, financial operations and oversight, and data and analysis.