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August 31, 2022

Updates & Resources:

CSBG News & Resources

9/1: Tribal Plan & Application Deadline

The FY 2023 Applications are due on Thursday, September 1. Please remember — All CSBG Tribal grant recipients must submit an updated SF-424M form and funding application every year by September 1, including those with a two-year CSBG Tribal Plan, unless otherwise directed under a P.L. 102-477 agreement. All FY 2023 CSBG Application Season TTA information, tools, and resources can be found on the CSBG Tribal Online Resource Center and include the following:

The CSBG Tribal TTA Team is happy to support all aspects of your CSBG Tribal Plan & Application process. Please feel free to contact us at or (301) 244-3557.

OLDC Step-by-Step Instructions 

The ability to access the On-line Data Collection system (OLDC) is key a component when submitting your FY 2023 Application & Plans due on Thursday, September 1. It is important to note that the OLDC is accessed through GrantSolutions.

The CSBG Tribal Online Resource Center provides the Step-by-Step OLDC Instructions for FY 2023 CSBG Tribal Plan & Application Submission and for the completing the SF-424M form in the OLDC system.

If you have new staff or account changes are needed, complete an OLDC Access Form and submit to Jacinta Mutonga, OCS Junior Records Specialist at and copy Niki Frazier, OCS Senior Records Specialist at

The CSBG Tribal TTA Team is happy to support all aspects of your CSBG Tribal Plan & Application process. Please feel free to contact us at or (301) 244-3557.

New Requirements: GrantSolutions |

All ACF Grant Recipients are now required to use when logging into the website. The new login option was implemented to comply with two-factor authentication standards.

Why? An authentication method is an additional layer of security for your account. 

With this implementation, the Office of Community Services (OCS), has recommended the following:

  • All ACF Grant Recipients are asked to use the same email address that was used to access when creating their account.
  • Using one of the following two factor authentication methods:

    • Authentication Application or Text Message / Phone Call  

  • Not recommended:

    • Security Key - The key tends to be long and easy to forget or mis-enter which results in accounts getting locked. Once the account is locked, the user will have to go through a reset process.

If you lose your authentication method information and do not have a backup connected to your account, you will need to delete your current account and create a new one. 

For questions, please contact us at (301) 244-3557 or email us at

Release of FY 2022 1 Percent Funds

The Office of Community Services (OCS) released Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) CSBG-DCL-2022-46 today to provide an update on apportionment of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. These awards represent the full allocation of funding for FY 2022.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Public Law 117-103) was signed into law on March 15, 2022. Please find the final FY 2022 allocations issued to all states, territories, and Tribes.

Did You Get A Call From Us? CARES Act Spenddown Guide

The Goal: 100% of CSBG and CARES Act funds invested in Tribal communities to meet the needs of low-income individuals and families, as well as the organizations that serve them.

One way to help meet these needs is by ensuring that all CSBG CARES funds are obligated by the September 30, 2022 deadline. Coordination with Tribal fiscal staff is important to ensure remaining CSBG CARES Act supplemental funding is obligated by the September 30 deadline and expended.

Here are four steps Tribal grant recipients can take today:

  1. Contact the CSBG Tribal TTA Team at or 301-325-3557 for 1:1 support. We are happy to review allowable expenditures and talk through the possibilities with you.
  2. Download the slide deck from the Maximizing the Impact of CSBG Regular & CARES Act Supplemental Funding webinar for quick tips and ideas.
  3. Watch the Maximizing the Impact of CSBG Regular & CARES Act Supplemental Funding webinar recording for complete details and examples from the CSBG Tribal Network.
  4. Review NCAP's Strategies to Transition to Pandemic Recovery Fact Sheet
Please contact the CSBG Tribal TTA Team at or 301-325-3557 to schedule 1:1 TTA. 

Reminder: New Guidance on CSBG Funds for Mortgage Payment Assistance 

On August 9, the Office of Community Services (OCS) released Information Memorandum (IM) CSBG-IM-2022-163 Use of CSBG Funds for Mortgage Payment Assistance to provide guidance on the use of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding for mortgage payment assistance. The IM was issued in response to inquiries regarding the use of CSBG funds for mortgage payment assistance for program beneficiaries. The IM clarifies that while Section 678F of the CSBG Act prohibits CSBG grant recipients from acquiring or improving property, CSBG grant recipients and eligible entities can use their funds to help a program beneficiary pay their mortgage costs as long as the beneficiary meets the CSBG eligibility requirements, and this assistance aligns with an approved Tribal Plan. 

Grant recipients have substantial discretion in defining the procedures for determining if an individual or family meets the eligibility requirements for CSBG, including the timeframes for review and necessary documentation appropriate to provide services. In response to emergency situations, grant recipients may consider circumstances where individuals may have become low income as a result of the emergency and may establish appropriate procedures based on the nature of the emergency in conjunction with the identified needs of the individual applying for services. (See CSBG IM 157, “Immediate Guidance on COVID-19 Response”). 

For complete information, please review the Information Memorandum, contact your OCS Program Specialist, or the Tribal TTA team at  

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.

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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 and (301) 244-3557, or contact OCS Program Specialist, Isaac Davis at and (202) 401-5335, with any questions. We are happy to support you!

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