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The Office of Community Services (OCS), Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is informing CSBG State Administrators regarding a temporary adjustment of CSBG Program Specialist regional assignments. The temporary assignments will be through the end of Fiscal Year (FY) September 30, 2021. In addition, OCS wants to remind State Administrators of the CSBG Quarterly Calls schedule during July 2021.

The purpose of this letter is to provide an update for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Reports, including the CSBG Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Supplemental Annual Report and the CSBG Disaster Supplemental Annual Report.

The Office of Community Services (OCS) is committed to ensuring the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network can address the critical needs of people and communities with low incomes, as consistent with the purpose and allowable uses of CSBG. The purpose of this DCL is to remind CSBG state, territory and tribal lead agencies and eligible entities of flexibilities and resources available to support hurricane preparedness and response. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Visit disclaimer page (NOAA) predicts another above-average Atlantic hurricane season (which is inclusive of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea)

This message provides an update on plans for information collection and reporting for both the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) supplemental grants awarded as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019.

The Office of Community Services (OCS) is pleased to announce the Federal Register Notice for the revised Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CSBG Annual Report for the CSBG CARES Supplemental and CSBG Disaster Supplemental. The Federal Register is available here Visit disclaimer page . This message will provide information on the:

  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Clearance, and
  • Revisions to the previously approved CSBG Annual Report

OCS has extended the response deadline for the 2021 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Survey for Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Eligible Entities to Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

The purpose of this letter is to remind Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) state, territory and tribal lead agencies and eligible entities of flexibilities and resources available to support response efforts related to Hurricane Ida.

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.