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CSBG Dear Colleague Letter FY 2014 Allocations Update

Published: November 1, 2013
Audience:
Community Services Block Grants (CSBG)
Category:
Dear Colleague Notices

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Community Services
Division of State Assistance
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20447

www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/programs/csbg
 

Community Services Block Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

Re: FY 2014 CSBG Allocations Update

Date: November 1, 2013

Dear Colleague:

The purpose of this message is to provide you with an update on allocations of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds during the first quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.  Based on the Continuing Resolution (CR) passed by Congress and signed by the President on October 17, 2013, CSBG funds will be allocated through January 15, 2014 based on the previous year's CSBG State allocations.   CSBG allocations under the CR are based on the total CSBG funding in the prior year at the enacted budget level after sequestration.  A chart outlining the amounts allocated to all States, Territories, and Tribes through January 15, 2014 is attached.  Final FY 2014 award amounts will be determined after passage of a full year appropriation.

In order to ensure a timely distribution of the CSBG funds for operations through mid-January, OCS staff are completing an expedited review of all CSBG plans so that all States and Tribes that have submitted complete plans will receive awards within the next two weeks.  If you have questions about the status of your CSBG plan please contact your designated program specialist.  We encourage the timely release of first quarter funds to CSBG-eligible entities and appreciate your hard work and dedication to community services and activities supported with these resources.

Thank you for your continued partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services and ACF, and for your cooperation as we work together to manage these circumstances.

Sincerely,

Jeannie L. Chaffin                                                               Seth Hassett
Director                                                                               Director, Division of State Assistance
Office of Community Services                                             Office of Community Services