The Council on Economic Mobility published a request for information to gather feedback from all of its stakeholders to create an accountable and effective structure for interagency collaboration and to use federal authorities to promote family-sustaining careers and economic mobility for low-income Americans.
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 to provide information to Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) state, territory and tribal grantees on findings from the 2020 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey of CSBG Grantees implemented on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, through Monday, January 27, 2020.
On February 28, 2020, the Office of Community Services received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report. This OMB-approved version of the CSBG Annual Report expires on February 28, 2023.