To provide states, territories, and tribes guidance regarding application deadlines for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 CSBG Plans during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
To inform states and U.S. territories of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) application requirements for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds. States and territories must submit their CARES Act state plan applications to the Office of Community Service (OCS) by September 1, 2020 using the approved CSBG CARES Act Supplemental State Plan format.
This message provides a brief explanation of the minimum and maximum allotment provisions outlined in the Community Services Block Grant Act (CSBG Act) and the current status of both minimum and maximum allotments as applied to the CSBG Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding.
The Office of Community Services (OCS) has received a number of questions from State Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Lead Agencies and from CSBG eligible entities regarding state direction in the implementation of supplemental funds distributed under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, P.L. 116-36 (CARES Act).
To help address these questions, this letter discusses the role of states in (1) ensuring flexibility to meet urgent community needs, (2) creating procedures to amend plans and address new needs, (3) supporting locally identified services and strategies, (4) facilitating communication, performance management, and technical assistance, and (5) monitoring and accountability.
The purpose of this message is to provide you with an update on allocations of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds during the first quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. Based on the Continuing Resolution (CR) passed by Congress and signed by the President on September 23, 2014, CSBG funds will be allocated through December 31, 2014, based on the previous year's CSBG State allocations. A chart outlining the amounts allocated to all States, Territories, and Tribes through December 31, 2014, is attached. Final FY 2015 award amounts will be determined after passage of a full-year appropriation.