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CSBG Latest News & Resources

March 8, 2022

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Reminder: CSBG Annual Report Due March 31 

The CSBG Annual Report is due on March 31, 2022. All materials and resources needed to complete your CSBG Annual Report successfully and on-time are available on the CSBG Tribal Online Resource Center, including:

CARES Act Supplemental & FY2021 Funding Expenditure Reminders

  • Any remaining CSBG CARES Act Supplemental funding is available for obligation until 9/30/2022 and must be expended/liquidated by 12/31/2022.
  • Any remaining FY2021 CSBG regular funding is available for obligation until 9/30/2022 and must be expended/liquidated by 12/31/2022.

CSBG Tribal Network Annual Meeting, May 3-5

Save the Date! The Office of Community Services (OCS) and the CSBG Tribal TTA team are excited to announce that the CSBG Tribal Network 2022 Annual Meeting: Putting CSBG's Flexibilities to Work for Tribal Communities will be held online May 3 - 5, 2022 with sessions from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST each day.

The virtual Annual Meeting will bring CSBG Tribal grant recipients together with OCS Federal staff for a CSBG Tribal Roundtable, Federal updates, CSBG Tribal Grant Recipient Spotlight presentations, special guest speakers, and an official kick-off of the FY2023 application season.  

All current CSBG Tribal Grant Recipients are encouraged to participate, so please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Visit the CSBG Tribal Network 2022 Annual Meeting event page to preview the event schedule.

Register today for the CSBG Tribal Network 2022 Annual Meeting! 

Let us know your topic ideas for this year's Tribal Roundtable. Please include suggestions when you sign up

Questions? Please feel free to contact us at tribalta@luxcg.com or 301-244-3557.

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Toolkit for Building Organizational Resilience

The National Community Action Partnership (NCAP) partnered with Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC) to create a Toolkit for Building Organizational Resilience. This tool is full of valuable information that can move an agency down the path of resiliency.

There are multiple ways to use the toolkit:

  1. Read it from start to finish. This is an excellent approach if you want to dive into the subject matter and increase your familiarity with all eight topics.
  2. Examine specific topics based on a current priority or area of interest.
  3. Walk through a section of the Toolkit and then practice what you’ve learned using a tool that is featured in that section

Use the manner that works best for you. View this video to learn more about the Toolkit.

LIHWAP Data Dashboard Preview Office Hours

The Office of Community Services (OCS) will be hosting two office hours for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) grant recipients to provide training and technical assistance regarding the LIHWAP Data Dashboard. The LIHWAP Data Dashboard is an information management tool that visually tracks, analyzes, and displays key performance indicators, as well as key data points from the approved LIHWAP Implementation Plans and the Quarterly and Annual Reports. The dashboard will also offer other tools to support training and technical assistance when they are completed. Grant recipients are asked to pre-register for the office hours and include any questions they would like to be addressed by OCS staff in the registration form. During office hours, OCS staff will be available to answer questions about the LIHWAP program and the Dashboard. Each session will be limited to 50 participants. Please note that registration will close 48 hours before each session.

The Data Dashboard Office Hours are as follows:

Additional News & Resources

Opportunities and Challenges in Supporting and Growing the Tribal Early Childhood Workforce

The Administration for Children and  Families (ACF)  is hosting a webinar on March 14, 2022, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. EST, to discuss approaches to supporting, growing, and strengthening the early childhood workforce in tribal communities. Participants of the webinar will hear from a panel highlighting innovations and promising practices being implemented in tribal communities, where there are additional considerations around ensuring that early childhood program staff have the language, cultural, and community knowledge to implement culturally grounded programs that meet the needs of AIAN children and families.

US Census March Tribal Consultation

The U.S. Census Bureau will be releasing the 2010 Demonstration Data Product – Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC) and invites your Tribe’s participation at the Tribal Consultation being held on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST, where they will describe the changes in this product and ask for your feedback. Further information will be provided at a later date.

HHS Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee Seeks Tribal Leaders

HHS is extending the nomination deadline for Tribal Leaders to serve on the HHS Secretary’s Tribal Advisory CommitteePlease submit your nominations by March 25, 2022. The STAC was established in 2010 by HHS in an effort to create a coordinated, Department-wide strategy to incorporate Tribal guidance on HHS priorities, policies, and budget. The STAC’s Tribal representation is comprised of seventeen positions: one delegate (and one alternate) from each of the twelve Indian Health Service (IHS) areas and one delegate (and one alternate) for the five National At-Large Members positions. All nominees must either be elected or appointed Tribal officials acting in their official capacity as elected officials of their Tribes, or be designated by an elected Tribal official with the designee having authority to act on behalf of the Tribal official. Your nominations can be submitted to STAC@hhs.gov. More information about the STAC can be found here.

May 23 - 25: 5th Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition

Once again, the University of Minnesota is hosting the only conference series in the world devoted to the food and nutrition of Indigenous Peoples. The theme of this year's event is "Decolonizing and Indigenizing our Diets for Health." The event will bring together individuals of various professions to host sessions on healing from trauma, practical knowledge to return to traditional diets, and Indigenizing nutrition and food policy. There will be live chef demonstrations and an option to attend virtually. The event will be held May 23-25, 2022, at Mystic Lake Center, Prior Lake, MN.

Unique Entity Identifier Replacing DUNS Number

Starting on April 4, 2022, the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number will be replaced by a “new, non-proprietary identifier” requested in, and assigned by the System for Award Management (SAM.gov). The new identifier is being called the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). To learn more about the transition from DUNS numbers to the UEI, including information on changes to federal grant application forms, please visit the Grants.gov site “Planned UEI Updates” page and also “DUNS to Unique Entity ID (SAM) Transition” page.

CSBG Tribal TTA Program Resources

The Lux CSBG Tribal TTA Program website provides comprehensive resources for CSBG Tribal grant recipients, offers instructional guides & webinars, application tools & templates, information on upcoming events, current funding opportunities, and much more.
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Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Please visit our Funding Opportunities webpage for information about the following funding opportunities in addition to other currently available and ongoing funding opportunities. A few application deadlines are fast approaching.

  • Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation, Application Deadline: 2/16/2022
  • Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG), Application Deadline: 2/28/2022
  • Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country, Application Deadline: 3/16/2022
  • Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network, Application Deadline: 3/21/2022
  • FY2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities NOFO, Application Deadline: 3/31/2022 
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Tribal CSBG COVID-19 Resources & Support

The CSBG Tribal TTA Program is maintaining a CSBG Tribal Network COVID-19 Latest News & Resources page on our website. All posts are also forwarded to the CSBG Tribal Network. Please subscribe to receive email notifications. 

In addition, please feel free to contact the Tribal TTA Team at tribalta@luxcg.com and (301) 244-3557, or contact OCS Program Specialist, Isaac Davis at isaac.davis@acf.hhs.gov and (202) 401-5335, with any questions. We are happy to support you!

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