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CSBG Tribal Network Newsletter

December 2018

Dear CSBG Tribal Network,

As we enter the close of the year, I hope you will have a moment to reflect on the successes of 2018 and new possibilities for 2019! 

One of our favorite highlights of 2018 has been the success of the Grantee Spotlight presentations during our live Tribal Network Update Sessions. They have been an engaging opportunity for our network to connect and learn from each other. We are excited to announce that we will continue the Grantee Spotlight presentations in 2019! We would love to highlight your program in the coming year, so please contact us to volunteer.

Our next CSBG Tribal Network Update Session will be held on January 23, 2019, at 3 pm EasternPlease register today to join us. We look forward to connecting with you!

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 Grantees Present at ANA Meeting

CSBG Tribal grantees were proudly represented at the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) 2018 Tribal Grantee Meeting last month. The meeting included presentations from three Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Tribal grantees: Blackfeet Nation (MT), Pueblo of Zuni (NM), and Spirit Lake (ND). Presenters shared their experiences in managing a successful CSBG program and its positive impact on their communities. Thank you to all of the grantees who attended and shared your stories!

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!  The meeting provides an opportunity for Tribal grantees and Federal staff to exchange ideas, provide feedback to one another, and to learn how to manage grant awards more efficiently. We will send dates and details regarding the 2019 conference when they are available.


National Vaccination Project

The National Vaccination Project offers immunization education resources tailored specifically for Native American communities. The free resources include:

  • Downloadable health posters
  • Vaccination guides for health professionals
  • Downloadable consumer factsheets
  • Easy-to-use radio and video public service announcements (PSA)
The project also published a Project Assessment Report assessing these educational resources in their ability to represent American Indian core cultural values and increase American Indian communities’ awareness of adult and influenza immunization benefits. Learn more.


Toolkit for Successful Job Creation Projects 

Check out the new toolkit from the Community Action Partnership: Developing a Successful Job Creation Project. The toolkit outlines questions that can help organizations think deeply about how to design an economic development project that can successfully secure funding to create full-time, permanent jobs in low-income communities. Checklists are included to help track your progress and unearth areas where you need to dig deeper as you prepare
to apply for funding. Case studies from projects carried out by Community Action Agencies provide useful information project design and outcomes achieved that are applicable to any nonprofit organization interested in community development. Learn more about this helpful new resource.

National Center on Substance Abuse

The National American Indian and Alaskan Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network is a National Center that provides free online and in-person education and training opportunities for individuals and groups involved in providing substance abuse treatment and counseling. The ATTC focuses specifically on the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI & AN) communities. They are housed in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, but offer technical assistance and continuing education seminars nationwide. Learn more about these free training opportunities.  


Report on Missing Indigenous Women

The Urban Indian Health Institute recently released a first-of-its-kind report on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) in urban areas. The report, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: A Snapshot of Data from 71 Urban Cities in the United States, aims to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the MMIWG crisis in urban American Indian and Alaska Native communities. (Please note: This report contains strong language about violence against Native women and girls.) View the full report here.


2019 Management & Leadership Training 

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) will be hosting the 2019 Management & Leadership Conference on January 16 - 18 in New Orleans, LA. The conference will feature intensive training, structured roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities. Participants will engage in a dialogue about how to best increase impact and efficiency throughout the year. Register today! Please let us know if we'll see you there!

NASCSP 2019 Winter Training Conference

February 13 - 15, 2019, the National Association for State Community Services Program (NASCSP) will be hosting their 2019 Winter Training Conference. The conference offers valuable opportunities for CSBG administrators from around the country to come together and discuss strategies for meeting new challenges in improved performance, innovation, and accountability in the fight to change the face of poverty across the nation. The conference is separated into the following two tracks: the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). NASCSP will offer several pre-conference sessions February 11 - 12, 2019. Learn more and register today!

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. 

December 2018 Deadline Highlights

Native American Language-Immersion Program Grants: December 18

Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program: December 21

Solid Waste Management Grant Program: December 31

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

Upcoming Events

December 10 - 14
Lakewood, CO
2018 Office of Indian Energy Program Review

December 12
Free Webinar
Confidentiality Between Victim Advocates and Survivors in the Tribal Criminal Justice System

December 12 - 13
Portland, OR
Substance Use Disorders Clinical Training

December 13
Free Webinar
Building Assets in Native Communities

December 13
Free Webinar
FY 2019 CTAS Application: General Overview Webinar

December 13 - 15
Rapid City, SD
Indigenous Women's Justice Institute Workshop "Transforming Lateral Violence To Lateral Kindness: Indigenous Cultural Beliefs, Trauma-Informed Knowledge & Lessons From Horse Nation"

December 18
Free Webinar
FY 2019 CTAS Application: Budget Development Overview Webinar

December 20
Free Webinar
FY 2019 CTAS Application: Guide to the Online Tool for Grant Writing Webinar

January 16 - 18
New Orleans, LA
Community Action Partnership (CAP) 2019 Management & Leadership Training Conference

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. 
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