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CSBG IM-2021-159 COVID-19 Flexibilities Extended FY 2020

CSBG Grant Flexibilities amid COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
November 5, 2020

To provide states, territories, and tribes information regarding the flexibilities for Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) awards during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the applicability of each flexibility and, where appropriate, the Office of Community Services (OCS) adoption of these flexibilities.

This document provides emergency guidance for both state CSBG lead agencies and eligible entities providing community support as part of a national effort to address the public health and economic impacts of the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19.

CSBG IM-2021-160 Virtual Monitoring FY 2021

Monitoring of CSBG Eligible Entities Amidst the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis
March 10, 2021

The purpose of this guidance is to inform CSBG grantees of the option to conduct remote monitoring during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The guidance also offers recommended minimum standards for remote monitoring of CSBG eligible entities.

Thank you for your partnership with the Office of Community Services (OCS) to ensure safe and continued services to the vulnerable children, families, and communities we serve. Here, you will find consolidated OCS program-specific COVID-19 resources and guidance that will help our grantees, partners, and stakeholders support individuals, families, communities impacted by COVID-19.

 TO:  States, Tribes, and Territories Administering the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program, Eligible Entities for CSBG Resources

SUBJECT: Use of CSBG funds to support summer jobs for youth and related services.

PURPOSE: To inform CSBG agencies of the opportunities to support summer youth employment efforts with CSBG funds.

 

CSBG IM-2021-161 COVID-19 Vaccination FY 2021

Use of CSBG Resources to Support COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
April 2, 2021

This Information Memorandum highlights how Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) grantees and local eligible entities (commonly referred to as Community Action Agencies or “CAAs”) can play a vital role in strengthening and advancing COVID-19 vaccination efforts and increasing community awareness, as CAAs serve as trusted entities in communities and reach 99% of U.S. counties.

Final FY 2000 Community Services Block Grant and Community Food and Nutrition Programs Allotments

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.

This guidance provides preliminary information on the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Supplemental Award process. More detailed information and plan amendment instructions will be forthcoming in an Action Transmittal.

The attached Information Memorandum informs Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations of the CSBG application requirements for FY2014 and provides a framework for the suggested format and “Outline for Model Tribe and Tribal Organization CSBG Application”.