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CSBG Dear Colleague State Plan Clearance and Webinars Updates

Published: July 27, 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: OCS CSBG State Plan Clearance and Webinars Updates

Date: July 27, 2018

Dear Colleagues:

The purpose of this message is to provide an update on the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Plan clearance process and associated webinars for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019 submissions.

CSBG State Plan Cleared

On July 2, 2018, we, at the Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) received clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which allows us to modify information collection to improve the CSBG State Plan.

Web Meetings

Leading to the submissions for FFY 2019, OCS, in coordination with the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP), will host a series of webinars. The webinars will provide CSBG grantees with important information in regards to revisions to the CSBG State Plan, and other important updates, as well as training during this timeframe.

During the clearance process, OCS conducted three additional webinars that provided updates on the federal register notices and CSBG State Plan revisions. The webinar recordings for Changes to CSP; State Plan Prep!; and Button Down: Designation Letter(s), Authorizing Officials, Certifications are available on the NASCSP website.

Web Meeting

Description

Date and Time

Suggested Audience

Eligible Entity Master List

A training on how to complete the Eligible Entity Master List

July 30, 2018

1:30PM ET

All States

Submitting the SF424M!

A refresher training course on submitting the SF-424M.

This will be repeated on an annual basis.

August 7, 2018

3:00PM ET

States entering a second year

Great! We Made It!

A webinar to take place after the public comment periods close, and the CSBG State Plan is finalized to discuss the final revisions.

August 14, 2018

3:00PM ET

All states

Submitting the Plan!

A refresher training course on entering your data into the CSBG State Plan to include any differences from last year’s submission.

This will be repeated on an annual basis.

August 15, 2018

3:00PM ET

States submitting new plans

 

Please expect the official invites for each meeting, to include the call in information, shortly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Program Specialist. For technical questions during the webinar, please contact Niki Frazier. We look forward to meeting with you.

Sincerely,

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

Last Reviewed: July 27, 2018