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February 16, 2022

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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 Funding & 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 FY2022 CSBG Tribal Network Annual Meeting: Putting CSBG's Flexibilities to Work for Tribal Communities will be held online May 3 - 5, 2022 with sessions from 1:00 - 5:00 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.

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

Spread the Word about CTC/EITC 

The Office of Community Services (OCS) recognizes the critical role CSBG grant recipients play in spreading the word and helping low-income individuals and families successfully access these vital tax credits. The Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) play significant role in lifting working families out of poverty and creating opportunities for economic mobility. As service providers, your commitment in prioritizing innovative outreach and engagement to ensure that as many families as possible are signing up for or accessing these critical resources will make a tangible difference, locally and nationally. The following are a few recommended ways grant recipients are encouraged to provide outreach:

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites
  • Host or join events or Zoom calls.
  • Write or place an op-ed about the importance of CTC and EITC in your local or regional media outlet.
  • Work with faith or community leaders to share information.
  • Partner with schools districts, education leaders, and childcare center to share information with parents.
  • Raise awareness via social media or partner with an advocacy organization (post, tweet, or host a live).
  • Share key information during the application intake process for human services programs.
  • Here is the Dear Colleague letter shared by OCS on this topic: OCS DCL-2022-16 Get Your CTC/EITC Day of Action FY2022

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OCS National Entrepreneurship Week!

The Office of Community Services (OCS) joins the Community Economic Development (CED) Program in celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week! The CED program is a federal grant program that provides funding to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) that addresses the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of sustainable business development and employment opportunities. CED-funded projects create or expand businesses, create new jobs for individuals with low income, and leverage public and private funding investments in communities. OCS published OCS-DCL-2022-05 OCS Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week to launch the week-long celebration. OCS shared that, in October 2021, they awarded $14.6M in CED funding to support 20 new CED grants. Learn more about OCS’ efforts to support communities and families in need through the CED Program. You can join the celebration by posting on social media about how your organization is building community resilience and supporting entrepreneurs. Don’t forget to add #NatlEshipWeek and/or #CED to your posts.

LIHWAP & the Community Action Network Webinar Recording Now Available

On January 27, the Office of Community Services (OCS), Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc. (CAPLAW), and National Community Action Partnership (NCAP) hosted a joint LIHWAP and Community Action webinar. This webinar discussed the critical role that the community action network can play in facilitating the Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). With over $1.1 billion in new emergency funding, LIHWAP helps low-income households maintain access to drinking water and wastewater services by paying for water utility reconnections and bills. For more help navigating the LIHWAP program and understanding the role that community action network may play in its facilitation, you can turn to CAPLAW's new online guide, LIHWAP: A Primer for the Community Action Network.

Additional News & Resources

ANA Economic Master Planning Webinar

Join the Western Region Training and Technical Assistance Center for a discussion regarding Economic Master Planning and the amended Native American Programs Act to find out how your community, Tribe, or organization may be eligible for funding to enhance Native community economic development. The webinar will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. EST. The featured presenter will be Carolee Wenderoth, Tribal Engagement Coordinator at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

White House Tribal Broadband Briefing

The White House is hosting a special interagency Tribal broadband briefing on Friday, February 18, 2022, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. EST. This session will highlight existing and upcoming opportunities across the Biden-Harris Administration to support Tribal broadband development through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the American Rescue Plan, and other agency programs. President Biden has set a clear goal of ensuring all Americans have access to reliable, affordable, and high-speed internet to learn, work, and participate in the 21st century economy. This includes Native Americans, many of whom lack sufficient access to the internet and the educational and economic opportunities that the internet provides. To join the webinar, please register here.

Infant-Toddler Court Program Funding

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has shared a new Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) for FY2022. The purpose of the ITCP is to continue and expand research-based infant-toddler court (ITC) teams to change child welfare practices and improve the early developmental health and well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families. The funding will support two award types for a five-year project period. Applications are being accepted through May 4, 2022.

  • ITCP State Awards will support eligible entities in states, territories, or tribal nations to:
    1. build capacity for or expand implementation of the ITC approach
    2. provide leadership, coordination, and quality improvement and assurance for local ITC sites.
  • An ITCP National Resource Center will help lead and coordinate improvements nationwide to policy and practice in child welfare and early childhood systems that advance early developmental health and well-being and health equity, using the ITC approach.

Tribal Public Health Innovation Awards Nominations Open

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is currently accepting nominations for their Public Health Innovation Awards. NIHB recognizes that public health is a traditional Native value that is important to Native health and wellness. Tribes have led the way in creating and implementing public health programming and services that align not only with contemporary needs, but with cultural beliefs as well. The awards were created to recognize excellence, achievement, and innovations that have worked to improve health status or outcomes, implement new programming, address long standing health disparities, and/or increase the visibility of Tribal public health. The nomination deadline is March 4, 2022, and can be submitted online.

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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