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The purpose of this message is to encourage Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) recipients to consider the information, resources, and promising practices identified for coordination between the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Emergency Rental Assistance program (ERA).

The Office of Community Services (OCS) is informing Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)Tribal Administrators of a change in deadline for CSBG Tribal Annual Reports. Beginning with the FY2021 reporting period, CSBG Tribal Annual Report submissions are due at the end of the 2nd quarter for FY2022. All FY2021 CSBG Tribal Annual Reports must be submitted by Thursday, March 31, 2021.

This guidance provides updates on two topics related to the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG):

  1. First quarter funding, and
  2. The extended authority for States to revise the income limit from 125 to 200 percent FPL.

The Office of Community Services (OCS), Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is informingCSBG State Administrators of the FY2022 Regional Quarterly Call schedule. Quarterly Calls for Quarter One (1) will be held regionally October 12 — 27, 2021. Invitations and the Regional Quarterly Call agendas will be sent to CSBG State Offices by your assigned Program Specialist no later than October 7, 2021

The purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to provide you with an update on apportionment of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. These awards represent the full allocation of funding for FY 2021, including the return of the 1% which was held at the Secretary’s discretion.

The purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to inform States that the Office of Community Services (OCS) has identified a solution to extend the CARES obligation deadline for administrative and discretionary funds from September 30, 2021 to September 30, 2022.

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.

Today, President Biden announced a six-pronged strategy to combat the variants of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan includes a requirement that Head Start staff, across the country, take necessary steps to protect our youngest population by receiving their COVID-19 vaccination.