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CSBG Dear Colleague 2020-09 Upcoming Communications

Published: January 21, 2020
Audience:
Community Services Block Grants (CSBG)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Dear Colleague Notices

Dear Colleagues,

The next few months are a busy time for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network with many priorities: CSBG Annual Report Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Clearance, submission of the FY2019 CSBG Annual Report, finalization of the FY2018 CSBG Annual Report, and the CSBG Disaster Supplemental.

Over the next few weeks, the Office of Community Services (OCS) will release several communications in order to guide and prepare the CSBG state lead agencies and the CSBG Network as a whole. Given the number of planned communications, and to aid in state preparations, OCS is providing a summary of the upcoming communications:

  • Dear Colleague Letter 2020-08: CSBG Disaster Supplemental Activity Updates
    OCS issued a recent update on the status of CSBG Disaster Supplemental Awards and provided advance notice of an upcoming webinar. OCS may issue additional updates on an as-needed basis regarding future technical assistance activities.
    Released: January 17, 2020
     
  • Dear Colleague Letter 2020-10: CSBG Annual Report OMB Clearance Update
    This communication provides an update and next steps on the OMB Clearance as it enters into the second open comment period.
    Estimated Release: Week of January 20, 2020
     
  • Dear Colleague Letter 2020-12: FY 2018 CSBG Annual Report Review Status
    This communication provides an update on the status and next steps for OCS feedback on the FY 2018 CSBG Annual Report.
    Estimated Release: Week of January 20, 2020
     
  • Dear Colleague Letter: CSBG Annual Report Module 3 Continued Stage Implementation
    This communication provides next steps for Module 3. This is a follow-up to the Dear Colleague Letter released on April 6, 2018.
    Estimated Release: Week of January 27
    (Note: The information from this DCL is captured under DCL 2020-14.)

     
  • Dear Colleague Letter 2020-14: Community-Level Transformation (Module 3) Guidance
    This guidance provides an operational definition of Community-Level transformations within CSBG, outlines the OCS strategy for documenting outcomes of Community-Level Transformations within the CSBG Performance Management Framework, and summarizes specific expectations for reporting under Module 3 of the CSBG Annual Report.
  • Estimated Release: Week of February 3
     
  • Action Transmittal 2020-03: CSBG Disaster Supplemental Funds – Stage 2 Application
    This communication provides application instructions and deadlines for the next stage of the CSBG Disaster Supplemental and includes a technical assistance template to aid eligible states in submitting applications.
    Estimated Release: Week of February 3
     
  • Action Transmittal: Federal Accountability Measures Dashboard FFY 2018
    This communication provides OCS’ Federal Accountability Measures results for FFY 2018.
    Estimated Release: Week of February 17
     
  • Action Transmittal: Submission of FY 2019 CSBG Annual Report
    This communication provides instructions to submit the FY 2019 CSBG Annual Report. OCS releases this Action Transmittal on an annual basis.
    Estimated Release: Week of February 17
     
  • Action Transmittal: Federal Accountability Measures Dashboard FFY 2019
    This communication provides OCS’ Federal Accountability Measures results for FFY 2019, and FFY 2020 targets.
    Estimated Release: Week of March 2
     
  • Dear Colleague Letter: Second Portion of CSBG Quarter 1 FY 2020 Funds
    This communication provides an update on the release for the remaining FY 2020 Quarter 1 CSBG allocation.
    Estimated Release: To Be Determined
     
  • Dear Colleague Letter: Release of Remaining FY 2020 CSBG Funds
    This communication provides an update on the release for the remaining FY 2020 CSBG allocation.
    Estimated Release: To Be Determined

The estimated dates should be used as a guideline. For more information about the types of communications OCS releases, please see CSBG DCL 2019-05 New Format and Defined Use for OCS’ Communications.

If you have any questions about the upcoming communications, please contact your CSBG Program Specialist.

Thank you for your attention and OCS looks forward to continuing to provide high quality services to OCS grantees.

/s/
J. Janelle George
Acting Deputy Director
Office of Community Services

Last Reviewed: February 25, 2020