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CSBG Latest News & Resources

April 25, 2022

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CSBG News & Resources

5/3 - 5/5: CSBG Tribal Network Annual Meeting


Looking forward to seeing everyone next week! Please RSVP today! All CSBG Tribal grant recipients are encouraged to participate. Last year's event was such a success with participation from over 75% of the CSBG Tribal Network. We are looking forward to another great event this year!

The CSBG Tribal Network 2022 Annual Meeting will be held online Tuesday, May 3 - Thursday, May 5 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Eastern). One highlight of our gathering is the CSBG Tribal Roundtable on Tuesday, May 3 from 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm as it provides an open forum for Tribal grant recipients to share feedback and discuss items of interest directly with OCS leadership. Tribal Leaders are warmly invited to join their CSBG administrators for the session.

CARES Act Supplemental & FY 2021 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 FY 2021 CSBG regular funding is available for obligation until 9/30/2022 and must be expended/liquidated by 12/31/2022.
Interested in expanding your CSBG Tribal Plan programming? The CSBG Tribal TTA team can set up a call to review your CSBG Tribal Plan and discuss the possibilities. Contact us at tribalta@luxcg.com.

Here are just a few ways that programs are using CSBG dollars to benefit communities this year:
  • summer programming for youth,
  • increased technology capacity for families and students,
  • enhanced child care access to support employment,
  • enhanced transportation supports, including gasoline cards, vehicle maintenance and repairs,
  • increased emergency/crisis assistance,
  • expanded wellness activities, and
  • support for housing expenses, including rent and utility repair and assistance.  

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CSBG National Partners

May is Community Action Month

Each year, the month of May is designated as Community Action Month. It’s a fantastic opportunity for your program to share your stories, promote your work, emphasize your impact, and shout your successes. In recognition of Community Action Month, the National Community Action Partnership (NCAP) has released the Community Action Month Toolkit. The Toolkit includes social media resources, a fun filled activity and events calendar, press release and proclamation templates, and fundraising ideas. 

Celebrating Earth Day @ OCS


The Office of Community Services (OCS) released a Dear Colleague Letter on April 21, 2022 to announce the celebration of Earth Day, which was observed on April 22. For this year's Earth Day, OCS highlighted the disproportionate impact climate change has on the communities served and how OCS programs can mitigate this harm and promote environmental justice and racial equity. In addition, the critical role that OCS programs play in mitigating the impacts of climate change was uplifted through several helpful fact sheets, toolkits, videos, and resources. 

Rural Partners Network

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the White House announced a new whole-of-government effort led by USDA to transform the way federal agencies partner with rural places to create economic opportunity in rural America. The USDA-led Rural Partners Network (RPN) is an all-of-government program that will help rural communities access government resources and funding to create jobs, build infrastructure and support long-term economic stability.

Additional News & Resources

4/26: Enabling Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for Indigenous Populations

This panel discussion, hosted by the John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) and the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), will bring together Indigenous and allied physicians and public health leaders from the U.S. and Australia to discuss lessons learned from engaging communities to overcome programmatic hurdles and encourage the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected Indigenous peoples from a health, economic, and spiritual perspective, threatening the survival of elders and the continuation of culture, which is vital for individual well-being. Despite the challenges, Indigenous communities showed remarkable agility and resilience. Join the webinar on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. (Eastern). 

4/27: First Native Women Symposium Series

The White House Council on Native American Affairs kicks off the first Native Women Symposium Series. Native Women Rising: Inspiring the Future, shines a spotlight on issues of importance to Native women. There will be four sessions held throughout 2022, focusing on issues like the MMIP crisis, economic development, and health, in hopes to engage in a dialogue about the ongoing focus the Biden-Harris Administration has placed on Indian Country, with direct and lasting impacts on Native women. Join the first webinar on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern). 

This first session will celebrate the recent reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and include a panel of Tribal advocates and leaders discussing the importance of VAWA in Indian Country. There will also be a presentation by staff from the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior on next steps for implementation of the new provisions in VAWA. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will be joining this session and there will be a special message from Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco.

4/28: Indigenous Peoples & Climate Change:


The Administration on Native American is hosting a webinar presentation that will cover ways that Indigenous peoples in the U.S. have described the nature of climate change based on their own knowledge systems and described the risks and threats their communities are faced with. Numerous Indigenous leaders and knowledge keepers have sought to reorient the meaning of climate change to get more specifically at the causes of risk and threat, including the activities of private sector business and public sector organizations. Learn how Indigenous peoples are active in solutions to climate change, through empowering their sovereignty, engendering cultural awakening, and taking legal action. Join the ANA Western Region Training & Technical Assistance Center for the presentation by Dr. Kyle Whyte on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern).

First-Ever Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland has announced that the Department is requesting nominations for Tribal member representatives for the new Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC).The STAC will ensure Tribal leaders have direct and consistent contact and communication with the current and future Department officials to facilitate robust discussions on intergovernmental responsibilities, exchange views, share information and provide advice and recommendations regarding Departmental programs and funding that impact Tribal nations.

The STAC will be composed of a Tribal member representative from each of the 12 Bureau of Indian Affairs Regions, and one alternate member. The members will be appointed on a staggered term for up to two years. For more information on nomination requirements please visit the press release dated February 14, 2022. The names of each nominated STAC member and alternate must be submitted to the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs via e-mail to oiea@ios.doi.gov in an official letter from the Tribe by Monday, May 9, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

National Tribal Public Health Summit - Youth Scholarships Now Available

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) announced a new scholarship for Tribal youth to attend the National Tribal Public Health Summit (TPHS) 2022 being held virtually from May 9 – May 12. NIHB is offering scholarships to 100 American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, ages 18-24 to attend TPHS 2022 in partnership with RISE. Communities RISE Together - is a collaboration aimed at increasing vaccine confidence and supporting Tribal youth to be community vaccine warriors!!

This year’s theme, Tribal Health IS Public Health, and respective tracks, are geared to allow youth attendees the opportunity to present the outstanding work they have done at the premier AI/AN specific public health gathering. In addition to the networking event, youth attendees will have the ability to meet fellow youth attendees and other AI/ANs working in Tribal public health!
 

Early Childhood & Pediatrics Grants

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is excited to share a new Notice of Funding Opportunity for Transforming Pediatrics for Early Childhood (TPEC) for FY 2022.The purpose of the program is to establish resource hubs that support the placement of early childhood development (ECD) experts into pediatric practices, with a focus on patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) and similar settings. The priority service population is young children (prenatal through five years old) and their families, who are eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or are uninsured. The expected number of awards is four at up to $1,000,000 each per year.  Eligible entities include any domestic public or private entity, including Indian Tribes or Tribal, faith-based, or community-based organizations. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email Lynlee Tanner Stapleton at LStapleton@hrsa.gov.

5/23 - 5/25: Native American Nutrition Conference

Once again, the University of Minnesota is hosting the only conference series in the world devoted to the food and nutrition of Indigenous Peoples. The theme of this year's event is "Decolonizing and Indigenizing our Diets for Health." The event will bring together individuals of various professions to host sessions on healing from trauma, practical knowledge to return to traditional diets, and Indigenizing nutrition and food policy. There will be live chef demonstrations and an option to attend virtually. The event will be held May 23-25, 2022, at Mystic Lake Center, Prior Lake, MN.

HUD Seeking Nominations for Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is moving forward with the next step in establishing the Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC) and has published a Federal Register Notice that formally establishes the TIAC. The Notice invites Tribes to nominate Tribal representatives to serve on the TIAC. Nominees must meet the criteria described in the Notice and nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2022. To submit a nomination, go to Regulations.gov and press the blue Comments button. You have the option to either upload a document or type a comment in the box that appears.

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 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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