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CSBG Tribal Network Newsletter

April 2019

Dear CSBG Tribal Network,

I hope everyone is doing well!

April is National Minority Health Month and we are celebrating the wonderful work that so many of our CSBG Tribal programs do to support health and health education in Native communities. Thank you for the important work you do! For more information on minority health resources available from HHS, please see the article below. 

As CSBG application season nears, we are excited to be hosting a FY20 Application Season Kick-Off during the upcoming CSBG Tribal Network Update on May 22 at 3 pm Eastern. (Please note this new date and time.) 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. Please RSVP today!

As always, if you have any program updates or recommendations for future newsletters, 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:                     

Office of Minorty Health

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, led by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OMH has joined partners across the country in raising awareness about the critical role an active lifestyle plays in staying healthy. Below are some useful resources to help promote increased physical activity in your community.

  • National Minority Health Month Website: Visit the NMHM web page to find #NMHM19 toolkit and more information about activities throughout April.

  • HHS/Indian Health Service (IHS) Toolkit: The Physical Activity Kit (PAK) shares promising practices that can be used in schools, communities, worksites, Head Start programs, elderly centers, and youth programs to increase physical activity. Learn more.

  • HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Active People, Healthy Nation Initiative: In order to meet a goal of 27 million Americans becoming physically active by 2027, the CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity has developed five action steps that support proven strategies for implementing and scaling up community programs to increase physical activity. Learn more.
CSBG Tribal T&TA

CSBG Application Season Kick-Off!

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

As mentioned earlier, 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 note this new date and time.) Please join us for this special session to plan for a successful FY20 CSBG Application Season. All CSBG grantees are encouraged 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!
Community Action Partnership

2019 Community Action Month Toolkit

May is Community Action Month and the 2019 Community Action Month Toolkit is available from the Community Action Partnership (CAP) to help make the most of this opportunity to share stories of success, promote innovative programs, and highlight the impact of life-changing community services. 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. To access the toolkit and the Community Action Month calendar and memes, click here. To watch a webinar overview of the 2019 Community Action Month Toolkit, click here.

National Tribal Public Health Summit

The National Indian Health Board invites you to their 10th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit to be held May 13-15 in Albuquerque, NM. The Summit is a public health event that attracts over 500 Tribal public health professionals, elected leaders, advocates, researchers, and community-based service providers. This year’s Summit will feature dynamic national speakers, interactive workshops and roundtable discussions, a welcome reception, the annual Special Diabetes Program for Indians poster session, a morning fitness event, culture night, as well as the presentation of the 2019 Native Public Health Innovation awards! Feature workshop tracks include health promotion, public health policy, substance use, behavioral health, environmental health, emergency preparedness and more. Learn more and register today.

2019 CAPLAW Training Conference

Community Action Program Legal Service (CAPLAW) is hosting the 2019 CAPLAW National Training Conference in Charlotte, NC, June 19 - 21. Meet and hear from CAPLAW's faculty of attorneys, financial professionals, government officials, and nonprofit executives who can help you navigate the program challenges you face each day. The conference offers a full line-up of workshops addressing current governance, human resources, financial, sustainability, and program topics. Learn more and RSVP today!

OVW Seeking Task Force Nominations

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is seeking nominations for members of the Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women (Task Force). The Task Force provides advice and recommendations on the development and implementation of a program of research that examines violence against Indian women in Indian Country and Alaska Native villages, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, murder, and sex trafficking. The Taskforce also evaluates the effectiveness of federal, state, Tribal, and local responses to these crimes. Nominations are due April 30, 2019. Read the 2019 Letter Calling for Nominations for the Task Force to learn more.
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Tribal Law & Policy Institute Initiative

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute and partners recently launched the Strengthening Tribal Response to Violence Against Native Women Initiative. The initiative provides training, technical assistance, and resources designed to help individual Tribal governments and Tribal communities not currently receiving Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grant funding. The initiative's focus is to enhance victim safety and assist Tribal criminal justice systems to more effectively address victim safety and offender accountability. Learn more and access tools, resources, and information at

Brain & Heart Health Communication Materials

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the International Association for Indigenous Aging have released a series of health communication materials entitled Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain. The materials are meant to improve the quality, availability, and accessibility of public health resources to address the connection between brain health and heart health among American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN). ASTHO states that a recent study in California found that 35 percent of AI/AN people who reached 65 years old would develop dementia. That is one out of every three AI/AN elders. The series includes downloadable posters, flyers, a provider guide, and radio public service announcements geared towards an AI/AN audience. Learn more.
Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain flyer

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:

Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship: April 29

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education Grant: April 30

DOE Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands: May 1

FY 2019 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes: May 2

Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program (ANNH): May 6

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

April 26 - 27
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
2019 WIEA Conference

April 29
Free Webinar
A WIOA Youth Program Technical Assistance Conversation: What do we have and what do we need?

April 29 - May 1
Washington, DC
NIEA Kairos Blanket Healing Exercise and Facilitator Training

May 6 - 9
Temecula, CA
2019 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality

May 7 - 9
Denver, CO
Amerind|NAIHC Annual Convention

May 8 - 12
Scottsdale, AZ
Tribal Education Department National Assembly Regional Conference

May 13 - 15
Albuquerque, NM
10th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit

May 21 - 22
Reno, NV
Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report (HUD/ONAP)

May 21 - 23
Kansas City, MO
2019 Missouri CAN Annual Conference

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

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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