CARES Act Resources

Publication Date: February 18, 2021

Grantee Resources for CARES Act Funds

Background

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, 2020, Public Law 116-36, was signed into law on March 27, 2020, providing $1 billion in additional funds to the CSBG program. The funds to states, territories, and tribes authorized under the CSBG Act are intended to address the consequences of increasing unemployment and economic disruption as a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Applications 

CSBG AT-2020-09 Tribal Application for FY 2020 CARES Act Supplemental Funds

Purpose: To inform tribes and tribal organizations of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) application requirements for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds. 

CSBG AT-2020-05 Application for CARES Act Funds for States and Territories

Purpose: To inform states and U.S. territories of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) application requirements for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds.

Funding

CSBG DCL-2021-01 Release of COVID-19 Funds

Purpose: To provide  an update on allocations of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

CSBG DCL-2020-20 Minimum Allotment Provisions CARES Act Funding

Purpose: To provide 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.

Implementation

CSBG DCL-2020-21 State Lead Agencies and Eligible Entities CARES Act Roles

Purpose: To provide implementation guidance for the use of supplemental funds distributed under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, P.L. 116-36 (CARES Act). 

CSBG IM 2020-158 Cares Act Supplemental Administrative Guidance

Purpose: To provide 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.

Reporting

CSBG DCL-2021-10 FY 2020 Annual Report Requirements and Due Date Extension

Purpose: To provide additional detail on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report requirements. This includes a discussion of reporting related to regularly appropriated CSBG (referred to as regular CSBG) as well as the supplemental CSBG grants awarded as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 (referred to as CSBG CARES) and the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (referred to as Disaster Supplemental). 

CSBG DCL-2021-04 Cares and Disaster Supplemental Reporting Strategy

Purpose: To provide an update on plans for information collection and reporting for both the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) supplemental grants awarded as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019. The Office of Community Services (OCS) recognizes that the administration of these new funding sources (hereafter referred to as the “CSBG CARES Supplemental” and “CSBG Disaster Supplemental” grants) during a public health emergency presents unique challenges for state CSBG lead agencies, tribal governments, and CSBG eligible entities.

Webinars

A Discussion with OCS and CDC: Understanding CDC’s Vaccine Confidence Strategy Webinar

 

Additional Resources 

ACF

ACF Grant Recipient COVID-19 Guidance

Helping Children with Traumatic Separation or Traumatic Grief Related to COVID-19 Visit disclaimer page

Supporting Children and Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic Visit disclaimer page

CDC

Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Website Visit disclaimer page  

COVID-19 Health Equity Information Visit disclaimer page

HHS

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Visit disclaimer page

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Grant Opportunities and Guidance Visit disclaimer page

OCS

Partnership to Address COVID-19 Spread

Other

Center for Parent Information and Resources COVID Resources Suite Visit disclaimer page