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CSBG Tribal Network Newsletter

May 2019

Dear CSBG Tribal Network,

I hope the sun is shining on you!

As CSBG application season begins, we are excited to be hosting a FY20 Application Season Kick-Off during the upcoming CSBG Tribal Network Update Session on May 22 at 3 pm Eastern. We would like all grantees to participate. During this special session, we will hear directly from OCS leadership regarding CSBG updates, as well as review helpful hints, tools, and resources for a successful FY20 CSBG Application Season. If you haven't done so already, 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!

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:                     

May is Community Action Month

May is Community Action Month! To help communities celebrate, the Community Action Partnership (CAP) released updated resources and webinars, including the 2019 Community Action Month Toolkit. This year's toolkit includes all-new sample tweets and Community Action memes, new press release and proclamation templates, and new network talking points tailored to promote the messaging and data featured in the recently released National Impact Report

Community Action Month Resources:
CSBG Tribal T&TA

CSBG Application Season Kick-Off!

The CSBG Tribal Training & Technical Assistance Program and the Office of Community Services (OCS) continue to host CSBG Tribal Network Update Sessions throughout 2019. These live, online sessions provide an opportunity for CSBG Tribal grantees to stay up-to-date on CSBG news, resources, and program information. 

As mentioned above, we are including a FY20 Application Season Kick-Off during the upcoming Spring CSBG Tribal Network Update on May 22 at 3 pm Eastern. Please join us for this special session to plan for a successful FY20 CSBG Application Season. We would like all CSBG grantees to participate.

Spring CSBG Tribal Network Update/FY20 Application Season Kick-Off

Date: May 22, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
RSVP Today!
Department of Energy, Office of Indian Energy

2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series

The Department of Energy's Office of Indian Energy is offering a 2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series. The series is intended for Tribal leaders, staff, and others interested in energy development in Indian Country. The series includes eight webinars, all offered at no cost and scheduled at 11 a.m. Mountain Time (MT) on the last Wednesday of each month through October, with one additional webinar in mid-December. Join their next webinar in the series, Initial Scoping of Energy Projects on the Back of an Envelope on May 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time. This webinar will provide attendees with tips and insights on how to perform simple, fast, and effective initial scoping of potential projects. They will also walk away with an overview of the tools available to assist them. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Register now for the webinar and learn more about the 2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series

The Community Action Program Legal Services

Flexibility for Head Start Grantees

The Community Action Program Legal Services (CAPLAW) released a factsheet, Flexibility for Head Start Grantees in Disaster-Affected Areas, summarizing the Office of Head Start (OHS) recently issued Information Memorandum (IM) ACF-IM-HS-19-01 addressing grantees in areas affected by significant natural disasters, such as hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes. The IM offers Head Start programs flexibility in several operational areas when resuming or modifying their services to meet the needs of affected children and families, particularly those left homeless by the disaster. Read the factsheet to learn more.
Children's Bureau

Logic Model Builder

Evaluating outcomes is critical for program growth and improvement. To assist in this effort, The Children's Bureau's Child Welfare Information Gateway provides two Logic Model Builders: Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention/Family Support Programs and Postadoption Services Programs. These Logic Model Builders help programs define their service goals and outcomes, identify indicators of success, and select evaluation instruments that may be appropriate to measure success. The Logic Model Builder will help you develop your logic model and get a head start in planning an evaluation of your program. Learn More.

National Indian Women's Resource Center

MMIWG Collection in Online Resource Library

The National Indian Women Resource Center (NIWRC) has released the Special Collections: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls in the NIWRC Online Resource Library. This Special Collection highlights the issues, concerns, recommendations, and resources for addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) within Native communities. The collection organizes information, resources, tips and curricula drawn from the wealth of information gathered from partner organizations, experts from the field, and other allies from the web. This collection will house resources on cultural issues, national sources, statistics, topical issues and approaches, existing programs, and available material and resources to create awareness and promote meaningful discussions about MMIWG. Learn more.

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

2018 OVW Tribal Consultation Annual Report

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) recently released the 2018 Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation Report OVW remains committed to supporting the efforts of Tribal governments to respond to violence against women and depends on the recommendations received from Tribal leaders to guide our work in Tribal communities. Violence against Women Act (VAWA 2005) requires certain government agencies to consult with Native American Tribes on an annual basis. This interaction on a nation-to-nation basis has allowed Tribal governments and the Federal government to discuss matters that at the broadest level impact the safety of Native women, and to propose strategies to address these issues. The report summarizes the recommendations that OVW received from Tribal leaders at 2018 Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation. Learn more.
Office of Minority Health

Preparing for Men's Health Month

The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) is preparing communities for Men’s Health Month in June. During Men’s Health Month, men are encouraged to take control of their health, and for families to teach young boys healthy habits throughout childhood. Regular checkups, staying active, and eating a balanced diet can help improve the health of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) men and boys. Below are some helpful resources to help you prepare for Men's Health Month!

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:


Office of Urban Indian Health Programs 4-in-1 Grants: May 30

Native Language Immersion Initiative 2019-2020: May 30

Community Economic Development Projects (CED): June 3

Traveling Song Grant: June 7

Thriving Women Grant: June 7

Program to Support Tribal Resilience Grants and Ocean and Coastal Management and Planning Grants: June 10

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

May 20
Free Webinar
Introductory Webinar: Strengthening Tribal Response to Violence Against Native Women

May 21 - 22
Reno, NC
HUD/ONAP Training: Indian Housing Plans/Annual Performance Reports

May 22
Free Webinar
Spring Tribal Network Update Session/FY20CSBG Application Season Kick-Off

May 23
Free Webinar
Healthy People 2020 - Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Maternal, Infant and Child Health 

May 23
Free Webinar
ONAP Best Practices: Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority

May 29
Free Webinar
2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series: Initial Scoping of Energy Projects on the Back of an Envelope

June 3
Albuquerque, NM
ACF Tribal Consultation on Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS)

June 3 - 5
Albuquerque, NM
Native HOPE Training Conference

June 4 - 6
Phoenix, AZ
HUD/ONAP Training: Encouraging Multiple Funding Resources

June 11 - 13
Sault Ste. Marie MI
NIWRC Peer to Peer Training: Examining the Critical Role of Advocacy in Ending Domestic Violence in Our Communities

June 14
Free Webinar
Community Action History 101

June 18 - 20
Portland, OR
NICWA June Training Institute

June 19 - 21
Charlotte, NC
CAPLAW 2019 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. 

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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