CSBG IM-2021-162 Terminology Changes FY2021

Publication Date: August 10, 2021

Community Services Block Grant

Information Memorandum

IM#: CSBG-IM-2021-162

DATE: August 10, 2021

TO: Community Services Block Grant Program Recipients

SUBJECT: Terminology Changes


Dear Colleagues,

The Office of Community Services is updating terms used in official documents, correspondence, and other communications to align with terminology used in 2 CFR Part 200 and 45 CFR Part 75. These changes are part of a concerted effort encouraging consistency across all U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies, where applicable. While the overall process will be gradual, recipients can anticipate seeing new terms immediately. The terminology changes are outlined in the table below.

Terminology Changes

Previous Term

New Term

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)







If you have any questions regarding these terminology changes, please contact assigned program specialist.

Thank you for your attention to these matters. OCS looks forward to continuing to provide high-quality services to OCS grantees.

Charisse Johnson
Director, Division of Community Assistance
Office of Community Services

Current as of: