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 a cooperative agreement for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG): Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Program: Regional Performance and Innovation Consortium (RPIC). This cooperative agreement will support an ongoing state and regional strategy for collaboration, capacity-building, and exemplary practice in the CSBG program and among State Community Action Agency Associations, hereafter referred to as State Associations.
OCS will fund 11 RPIC to serve as geographic focal points, lead in implementing organizational standards and develop a comprehensive system of T/TA activities among State Associations. The central mission of the RPIC strategy is ensuring that all CSBG-eligible entities are able to meet organizational standards and performance management efforts, and utilize evidence-informed approaches to address the identified needs of low-income people in communities.