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CSBG Action Transmittals

February 22, 2021

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CSBG IM-2021-159 COVID-19 Flexibilities Extended FY 2020

CSBG Grant Flexibilities amid COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
November 5, 2020

To provide states, territories, and tribes information regarding the flexibilities for Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) awards during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the applicability of each flexibility and, where appropriate, the Office of Community Services (OCS) adoption of these flexibilities.

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.

LIHEAP Poverty Guidelines for Optional Use in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 LIHEAP and Mandatory Use in FFY 2021.

To provide LIHEAP grantees the State Median Income (SMI) estimates for use in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.

Thank you for your partnership with the Office of Community Services (OCS) to ensure safe and continued services to the vulnerable children, families, and communities we serve. Here, you will find consolidated OCS program-specific COVID-19 resources and guidance that will help our grantees, partners, and stakeholders support individuals, families, communities impacted by COVID-19.

This guidance provides preliminary information on the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Supplemental Award process. More detailed information and plan amendment instructions will be forthcoming in an Action Transmittal.

Assets for Independence (AFI) grantees—and their subgrantees—must acknowledge Federal funding when in all publications that describe services and activities that are funded in whole or in part with their AFI grant. Acknowledging that AFI provides financial support to your program not only helps readers to see your program as part of a vibrant community of AFI grantees, but also encourages others to learn more about AFI and possibly apply for a grant of their own.

Transmittal No. 02-2007: SSBG Supplemental Funds