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CSBG IM #105 Revised Three-Year Monitoring Schedule: FFY 2008-FFY 2010

Dear State and Territory Colleagues:

The attached Information Memorandum informs States and U.S. Territories of the CSBG application requirements for FY 2014. CSBG applications shall be submitted to the Office of Community Services (OCS) by September 1, 2013 if an application which covered two fiscal years was not submitted in the prior year.

Each year, the Division of Community Assistance (DCA), within the Office of Community Services (OCS) conducts standard State Assessment reviews as required under Section 678B(c) of the CSBG Act. Below is the proposed FY 2017 schedule, which is published for Federal and State planning purposes.

Attached is the final information memorandum (IM) on organizational standards for CSBG eligible entities as signed by OCS Director Jeannie Chaffin. This important document is the outcome of extensive work across the national CSBG network and its final release marks an important milestone in the establishment of a strengthened framework performance management and accountability system for CSBG.

Each year, the Office of Community Services (OCS) conducts standard State assessment reviews as required under Section 678B(c) of the CSBG Act.

In collaboration with the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network, the Office of Community Services (OCS) developed State and Federal Accountability Measures to track organizational performance by State CSBG Lead Agencies and OCS.  These measures are part of an enhanced framework for accountability and performance management across the CSBG Network.

 

OCS will require States, no later than FY 2016, to collect data and prepare to analyze and report on State CSBG Accountability Measures through their online State plan and annual reports. Concurrently, OCS will collect data and prepare to analyze and report on Federal CSBG Accountability Measures in FY 2016.

 To inform States and U.S. Territories of the CSBG application requirements for FY 2012.  CSBG applications shall be submitted to the Office of Community Services (OCS) by September 1, 2011 if an application which covered two fiscal years was not submitted in the prior year.

 

To share the Office of Community Services’ (OCS) new strategic approach to achieve excellence in the CSBG T/TA program and related activities.

To ensure assessment of potential risks and appropriate mitigation efforts throughout the Community Action Network for CSBG ARRA Funds

To provide guidance on application procedures, spending, and reporting requirements for 2009 CSBG Recovery Act Funds