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CSBG Tribal Network Newsletter

August 2019

Dear CSBG Tribal Network,

As we approach the CSBG FY 2020 application deadline on September 1st, I hope you are well and finding that your Tribal Plans and application materials are coming together with ease!
This summer we released the newly updated FY 2020 CSBG Tribal Plan and Application Fillable-PDF Tool and a Tool Guide designed to make it easier for you to complete your CSBG Tribal Plan and Application. Our goal is an easy and seamless application process. If you have not had a chance to view the FY20 CSBG Tribal Application & Plan TA Tools, please do so today. As you are working on your materials, please remember you are not alone. The CSBG Tribal Training & TA Team are to help you every step of the way.

As always, if you have any program updates, questions, or recommendations, please feel free to let us know.

We are always happy to hear from you!

All the best, 

Nicole Oxendine
Director, Tribal Training & Technical Assistance
Under contract with the HHS/ACF Office of Community Services,
the CSBG Tribal Training & Technical Assistance Program connects CSBG Tribal grantees
and provides information and assistance to maximize the results of CSBG funding.

In this Issue:                     

CSBG Tribal T&TA

FY 2020 CSBG How to Apply Webinar Recordings

The FY 2020 CSBG How to Apply Webinar Series for Tribes & Tribal Organization provides information to help current and prospective grantees prepare their FY 2020 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding applications. Feel free to access each of the webinar recordings and their accompanying resources below.  All current grantees, new administrators, and prospective applicants are encouraged to participate in the webinars. 
Webinar #1:
Introduction to the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

A basic introduction to the CSBG program and available training and technical assistance for prospective grantees and new administrators.

Date/Time: Webinar available online: An Introduction to the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) 
Webinar #2:
A Guide to the OLDC System & CSBG Application Submission

A step-by-step guide to using the OLDC system for online CSBG application submission. *This session is for current CSBG Tribal grantees only*
Date/Time: Webinar available online: A Guide to the OLDC System & CSBG Application Submission
Webinar #3: 
How to Apply for the FY 2020 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Funding

A guide to developing a Tribal CSBG Plan and completing all required materials for a successful CSBG application. The webinar will introduce new policy changes and showcase the updated Plan and application tools created to assist Tribal grantees with completing a successful FY 2020 CSBG Tribal Plan and application. *
Date/Time: Webinar available online: How to Apply for the FY 2020 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Funding
Webinar #4:
Reminders & Frequently Asked Questions

A session to review final application reminders and address any outstanding questions from current and prospective Tribal grantees.

Date/Time: Webinar Available online. Reminders & Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Lizette Rivera, Program Coordinator, CSBG Tribal Training & Technical Assistance Program at or (301) 244-3557.
Indian Health Services

August is Immunization Awareness Month

HHS and the Indian Health Services (IHS) recognizes August as National Immunization Awareness Month. Immunization plays an important role in keeping you, your family and your community healthy. Vaccination helps prevent the spread of disease, especially to those who are most vulnerable to illness, such as infants and young children, elders, and those with chronic conditions or weakened immune systems. There are certain vaccines that are especially important for American Indian/Alaska Native people to get, such as the flu vaccine.

2019 ACF Tribal Consultation

The 2019 Tribal Consultation with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019, at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. During the session, ACF officials will be available to speak with Tribal leaders to discuss issues important to the Tribes and ACF Tribal program priorities. See the attached for more details, including information on a series of planning calls we will be hosting in preparation of the consultation. All attendees must register here.

Call for Comments: Climate Crisis

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee's Special Committee on the Climate Crisis is seeking comments from American Indian and Native Hawaiian community leaders on the effects of climate change on their communities. The National Climate Assessment recently confirmed that climate change is having a disproportionate impact on Native communities. As such, they would like to hear directly from you, leaders who are key voices for your communities, about how climate change threatens your traditional ways of life, economic opportunities, and overall wellbeing. Please send thoughts and comments by Friday, September 13, 2019. Learn more.

Community Action Partnership

2019 Annual CAP Convention

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) 2019 Annual Convention will be held on August 28 - 30 in Chicago, Illinois. The Annual Convention is designed to provide Community Action professionals with the latest in policy and programmatic updates, as well as management and governance tools. Learn more and register today!

2019 Project Planning & Development Training 

The regional Administration for Native Americans (ANA)  offices have started announcing their in-person 2019 Project Planning & Development Training opportunities. These free training events are designed to provide prospective ANA eligible applicants with skills to plan successful and fundable projects. The training sessions are being offered free of charge to Tribal governments and Native non-profit organizations. To register for an upcoming training event, click the links below!

Eastern Region Western Region Pacific Region
National Suicide Prevention Month

Preparing for National Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which includes National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, September 9-15, and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. According to HHS' Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of suicide for American Indian/Alaska Native adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 34 is 1.3 times the national average. Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death across all ages among all American Indian/Alaska Native. Learn more about how you can prepare for Suicide Prevention Month in your community.

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Each month, we post grant-funding opportunities for Tribes and Tribal organizations on the CSBG Tribal TA Online Resource Center. We encourage everyone to take advantage of these additional grants which will help those in your community. 

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

Improving Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for Underserved Populations and Communities: August 25

Capital Magnet Fund: August 26

Connecting Kids to Coverage (CKC) Healthy Kids AI/AN: September 16

Additional Funding Opportunities:

Please visit our Funding Opportunities and Funding Resources pages for more information about currently available funding opportunities.
CSBG Online Resource Center

Upcoming Events

August 28
Free Webinar
Tribal Energy Webinar—Unique Aspects of Energy Development on Tribal Lands

August 27
Free Webinar
2018-2019 ConnectHomeUSA - Lifeline Lowers Internet Costs for Low-Income Residents - Information Webinar

August 28 - 30
Chicago, IL
Community Action Partnership's 2019 Annual Convention

September 3 - 5
Amerika Sāmoa
2019 Project Planning & Development Training

September 4 
Free Webinar
What Can We Expect from the New Poverty, Income and Health Insurance Data, And How Can We Find the Info We Need?

September 11
Free Webinar
Weatherization Day Kick Off Webinar 

For more information on virtual, local, and national events for Tribal communities, please access the CSBG Tribal Online Resource Center's Event Calendar.
Other Resources

Other Resources

Wondering if you missed a communication from OCS? The Office of Community Services (OCS) maintains an archive of all Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Dear Colleague Letters.

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) sends a weekly digest filled with resources to help Tribes and Tribal Associations. Grant opportunities, informational webinars, a resource library, and key events are a few of the topics covered each week.

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) is the nonprofit, national membership organization representing the interests of the 1,100 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the country that annually help 17 million low-income Americans achieve economic security. CAP's National CSBG Training Center has many helpful resources for local programs, including online program management tools and webinars.

The Community Action Program Legal Services (CAPLAW) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to providing the legal, governance and management resources necessary to sustain and strengthen the national Community Action Agency (CAA) network. Through its in-house staff and a network of private attorneys, CAPLAW provides consultations, training, and resources on a wide variety of legal, governance and management topics. 

The National Association for State Community Services Program (NASCSP) is a nonprofit membership organization representing state CSBG administrators. NASCSP provides research, analysis, training and technical assistance to state CSBG offices, community action agencies, and state associations.
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