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CSBG DCL Annual Report Module 1 Goes Live!

Published: February 6, 2018
Audience:
Community Services Block Grants (CSBG)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Dear Colleague Notices

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Community Services
Division of Community Assistance
330 C Street, SW, 5th Floor
Mail Room 5425
Washington, D.C. 20201

www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/programs/csbg

Community Services Block Grant
Dear Colleague Letter

Re: Annual Report Module 1 Goes Live!

Date: February 6, 2018

Dear Colleagues:

The Office of Community Services (OCS) is pleased to announce that the Annual Report, Module 1 is now available through the Online Data Collection (OLDC). Module 1 will be due on March 31, 2018. Additional Modules of the Annual Report will be available beginning in 2019. Until that time, states should continue to complete the IS Survey, also due on March 31, 2018.

Training and Informational Webinars

OCS, in partnership with the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP), will host a webinar to assist states administrators during the submission process. The webinar will focus on areas of the Annual Report that feedback suggested needs more clarification such as Allocations and Obligations.

Time: February 8, 2018, 2:30pm – 4pm ET

Webinar Link: 2017 Annual Report Module 1 Webinar

Last year, OCS, in partnership NASCSP, hosted two webinars in preparation for completing Module 1 within OLDC. Recorded versions of both webinars can be found on the NASCSP website through the links below:

Webinar 1: Preparing to Complete Module 1 of the CSBG Annual Report. This webinar highlights specific sections in Module 1 and will help states prepare for submission. Recording

Webinar 2: Preparing for Module 1 Submission in OLDC. This webinar provides an overview for submitting responses within OLDC. Recording

Annual Report

The CSBG Annual Report was designed to complement the Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) Next Generation, as well as support and complete the CSBG Performance Management Framework. Through the partnership of OCS and the CSBG Network – CSBG eligible entities, State CSBG Lead Agencies, State Community Action Associations, national partners, and others – in creating the new CSBG Annual Report, information will be used at local, state, and national levels to improve performance, track results from year to year and assure accountability for critical activities and outcomes. For more information about the CSBG Annual Report, please see CSBG Information Memorandum (IM) #152 Annual Report.

OLDC Support

OCS is committed to providing the necessary resources and support to states in the use of OLDC for FY 2017 Annual Report Module 1 submissions. Along with the OLDC Help Desk for OLDC users, OCS staff is available to ensure that states have access to knowledgeable and responsive persons to address your technical questions and OLDC concerns. Please submit any technical questions or concerns regarding OLDC to Niki Frazier, Nikita.Frazier@acf.hhs.gov and Monique Alcantara, Melania.Alcantara@acf.hhs.gov For any content related questions regarding the Annual Report, please contact your CSBG Program Specialist.

Seth Hassett
Director, Division of Community Assistance
Office of Community Services

Last Reviewed: June 17, 2019