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The purpose of this message is to provide the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network an update on the status of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 CSBG Annual Reports. As of August 25, 2021, 34 percent of states have submitted all three CSBG Annual Reports. We thank you for your efforts to submit the reports by the due date.

CSBG AT-2021-05 Application for Funds for States and Territories FY2022

Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022 Application for CSBG Funds Based on Availability of Funds
August 9, 2021

To inform states and U.S. territories of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) application requirements for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022. To qualify for FFY 2022 CSBG funding, states and territories must submit their state plan applications to the Office of Community Service (OCS) by September 1, 2021 using the approved online CSBG State Plan format. States and territories shall submit their information electronically through the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) On-Line Data Collection system (OLDC), available through GrantSolutions.gov Visit disclaimer page

Dear Colleagues,

As part of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Performance Management Framework, the Office of Community Services (OCS) analyzed the progress on the CSBG federal accountability measures[1] for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018. The purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to share the results of our efforts and the FFY 2019 goals.

To notify Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) state grantees, eligible entities, and federal training and technical assistance grantees that the 2021 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Survey for CSBG Eligible Entities will be made available online on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 and will remain open through Tuesday, March 23, 2021. To provide information on key actions for CSBG state grantees, eligible entities, and federal training and technical assistance grantees.

To inform tribes and tribal organizations of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) application requirements for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds. Tribes and tribal organizations must submit their CARES Act tribal plan to the Office of Community Service (OCS) by September 30, 2020 using the approved CSBG CARES Act Tribal Plan format.

The purpose of this letter is to give you an update on the new State and Federal accountability measures for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network.  These proposed measures are intended to ensure that both State and Federal administrators of CSBG are accountable to high standards of performance management.   It is our expectation that these State and Federal accountability measures will be implemented alongside the new organizational standards for Community Action Agencies.  In addition, as new Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) next generation tools and protocols are completed in the next several months, the new State and Federal accountability measures we are proposing will help assure accountability and high quality at all levels.

To inform states and U.S. territories of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) application requirements for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021. To qualify for FFY2021 CSBG funding, states and territories must submit their state plan applications to the Office of Community Service (OCS) by December 1, 2020 using the approved online CSBG State Plan format. States and territories shall submit their information electronically through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) On-Line Data Collection system (OLDC).

CED – ACF Real Property Guidance

What Does it Mean for My CED Grant?

CED Grantees must adhere to ACF guidance regarding property — real property, tangible personal property, and intangible personal property — as summarized on the ACF Property Guidance page.

This resource addresses ACF’s Real Property Guidance and its application to Community Economic Development (CED) grants. Note that this resource summarized key information relevant to CED grants, but it does not replace official guidance provided by ACF, as referenced in the links below and elsewhere.

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 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