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CSBG Tribal Network Newsletter

January 2019

Dear CSBG Tribal Network,
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I hope the new year is off to a great start for you and your programs!   

We look forward to connecting with you during the upcoming Winter CSBG Tribal Network Update Session on January 23 at 3 pm Eastern. This year, we will continue to feature a Tribal CSBG grantee at each session, who will share information about their initiatives, successes, and challenges. 

All CSBG grantees are encouraged to participate. Please RSVP today!

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:                     

ANA 2019 Open Funding Opportunities

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) released their 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). The FOAs detail the requirements of applying for and carrying out an ANA grant. The open ANA grants are: 

  • Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance (P&M) 
  • Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance - Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI) 
  • Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) 
  • Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) 
  • Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK) 

Applications are due April 15, 2019. Each ANA region will be offering local Pre- Application Training sessions. Learn more about ANA funding opportunities

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Nominations for ACF Tribal Advisory Committee 

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is seeking nominations for the ACF Tribal Advisory Committee (ACF TAC) for the following area representatives:

  • Albuquerque Area (one vacancy)
  • Oklahoma Area (one vacancy)
  • Great Plains Area (one vacancy)
  • Nashville Area (one vacancy)
  • Bemidji Area (one vacancy)
  • Portland Area (one vacancy)
  • At-Large alternate representative (one vacancy)

The purpose of the ACF TAC is to strengthen the government-to-government relationships and guide the Assistant Secretary for ACF and the principals of the program offices in their administration of programs and services to benefit American Indian and Alaska Natives. Learn More.

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ANA Seeking Panel Reviewers & Chairperson

Each year, Administration for Native Americans (ANA) convenes panels of experts to objectively analyze and score eligible grant applications. These scores are used to rank eligible applications which help ANA decide which eligible Tribes or Native organizations will receive funds. Being a panel reviewer is an integral part of ANA's funding process and affords participants the opportunity to have a significant impact on Native communities. If you are interested in serving on the 2019 or a future review panel, please complete a Reviewer Profile Here.

CSBG Grantee: Workforce Development Program

Citizen Potawatomi Nation, a Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Tribal Grantee, released an article showcasing how CSBG funds are being used to counsel Native Americans in their community to overcome barriers. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Workforce Development & Social Service program offers employment assistance, education or emergency financial assistance, and a variety of training opportunities. Read the article to learn more about this great CSBG-funded workforce development program.

Bobbi J. Middleton speaks to attendees at a low income and heating assistance program meeting at CPN.

Bobbi J. Middleton speaks to attendees at a low income and heating assistance program meeting at CPN.

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Women Are Sacred 2019 Monthly Calendar

In honor of the new year, the National Indigenous Women Resource Center (NIWRC) released the Women Are Sacred 2019 Monthly Calendar with Awareness Months & Days. This unique calendar includes awareness months and days reflecting the safety of the Native women movement along with beautiful color photographs, artwork, and images. Detailed information is provided on awareness months and days including introductions, definitions, and resources. Feel free to download and print your free Women Are Sacred 2019 Monthly Calendar today!

Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. It is estimated that more than 20 million men, women, and children around the world are victims of human trafficking, including many Alaska Native and Native American people who are impacted. Access the links below for downloadable resources, local events, and more to help you and your community get involved in National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.


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Fight Flu Digital Campaign Toolkit

HHS' Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a new toolkit to help organizations drive awareness in their communities on the importance of vaccinations to fight the Flu season. The 2018-2019 Fight Flu Digital Campaign Toolkit includes details on events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, web assets, and media prep material. This material is downloadable, shareable, and some of the material is customizable. Learn more.

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). The CSBG Tribal T&TA Program will be attending, please let us know if we'll see you there! 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. 

January 2019 Deadline Highlights

2019 NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors: January 25

IEED Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP): January 25

FY 2018 Pre-Disaster Mitigation: January 31

OVW FY 2019 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program Solicitation: January 31

Please visit our Funding Opportunities and Funding Resources pages for more information about currently available funding opportunities.
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Upcoming Events

January 23
Free Webinar
Winter CSBG Tribal Network Update Session 

January 30
Free Webinar
The 2018 Version of Money Smart for Adults: Building Financial Skills and Confidence through Knowledge and Practice

February 5 - 7
Juneau, AK
ANA Alaska - Pre-Application Training 

February 6 - 7
Henderson, NV
ANA Western - Pre-Application Training

February 6 - 7
Tulsa, OK
ANA Eastern - Pre-Application Training

February 12 - 14
Fairbanks, AK
ANA Alaska - Project Planning & Development (PPD)

February 13 - 14
Minneapolis, MN
ANA Eastern - Pre-Application Training

February 13 - 14
Sacramento, CA
ANA Western - Pre-Application Training

February 13 - 15
Arlington, VA
NASCSP 2019 Winter Core Conference

February 20 - 21
Anchorage, AK
ANA Alaska - Pre-Application Training

February 20 - 21
Niagra, NY
ANA Eastern - Pre-Application Training

February 20 - 21
Seattle, WA
ANA Western - Pre-Application Training

February 26 - 27
Jacksonville, FL
ANA Eastern - Pre-Application Training

February 26 - 28
Bethel, AK
ANA Alaska - Pre-Application Training

February 27 - 28
Albuquerque, NM​
ANA Western - Pre-Application Training

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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