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April 13, 2022

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CSBG Tribal Network Annual Meeting, May 3-5


Please RSVP today! All CSBG Tribal grant recipients are encouraged to participate. Direct invitations have been sent to all CSBG Tribal grant recipients, so please let us know if you have not received.

Being held online Tuesday, May 3 - Thursday, May 5 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Eastern), the CSBG Tribal Network 2022 Annual Meeting will include numerous informative workshops, CSBG Tribal Network updates, peer-to-peer information sharing opportunities, special guest speakers, and the CSBG Tribal Roundtable. The CSBG Tribal Roundtable on Tuesday, May 3 from 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm is an especially important part of our gathering 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.

The gathering is also an engaging opportunity to learn from best practice models across the CSBG Tribal Network. We hope you will participate and share your CSBG program highlights and lessons learned! You can also upload materials in advance for sharing in the meeting Resource Center. Please check out the CSBG Tribal Network Highlights Instructions. The CSBG Tribal TTA team is available to provide additional support as needed. Please feel free to contact Patrick Strickland at (301) 798-7688 or patrick.strickland@luxcg.com.

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!

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.  

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Take Action to Prevent Child Maltreatment


The Office of Community Services (OCS) released a Dear Colleague Letter on April 11, 2022 to encourage the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network to partner with child welfare agencies in being a child abuse prevention partner. In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Office of Community Services (OCS) stands with the Children’s Bureau in taking action to prevent child maltreatment.

In many ways the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted families and created unprecedented levels of stress. The DCL offers many resources to help create strong and thriving families and include actions that the CSBG network can take to strengthen families such as the following:

  • Reach out to your child welfare counterparts to build working relationships
  • Start a conversation in your community by spreading the word 
  • Show your support by using social media to show partnership in supporting families
  • Share resources

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4/14: CSBG CARES Act Spending Webinar

Join Community Action’s National Partners – NCAP, NASCSP, CAPLAW and NCAF – as well as representatives from the federal Office of Community Services (OCS) to learn about a variety of effective strategies that CAAs have used and can continue to implement to protect vulnerable families. The webinar will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern). CARES Act Supplemental CSBG funds have been critical to supporting family and community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. In most communities, these funds will need to be fully expended within the next 6 months. With the impacts of the pandemic still very present and uncertainty about additional funding, it is critical that the Community Action Network use any remaining CARES Act Supplemental funds as effectively as possible.

NCAP Child Abuse Prevention Resources

Community Action Partnerships (CAP) recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month. Preventing and mitigating the effects of child abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) is central to the work of Community Action and essential to many of the services administered. Your work as a service provider contributes to the efficacy of a Whole Family Approach to strengthening families by providing services that address food security, affordable housing, health care access, and childcare and early education programs like Head Start.

A variety of resources and materials related to this topic are available for organizations on the CAP landing page. 

New ALICE Research Series Focused on Children

The number of children growing up in financial hardship in the U.S. is drastically higher than is widely reported. According to the outdated Federal Poverty Level, 16% of children in the U.S. lived in poverty in 2019. Yet United For ALICE data shows that another 33% — twice as many — were also growing up in hardship, in households that earned above the poverty level but less than what is costs to afford the basics. These households are ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

The United for ALICE project has announced a new research series called ALICE in Focus: Children. There is a wealth of new data on the 24 million ALICE children across the United States on the ALICE in Focus website. Check out the interactive dashboards with filters for variables and geographies, as well as graphs and maps. There are also national and state research briefs. The National Community Action Partnership (NCAP) continues to work with United for ALICE on strategies to change the popular narrative about how we measure poverty in America.

Additional News & Resources

FY2022 Tribal MIECHV Grants Available

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is now soliciting applications for the FY2022 Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (TMIECHV) Grant Program: Development and Implementation Grants. This funding is intended for tribal entities that do not have prior experience with implementing evidence-based home visiting models, performance measurement systems, and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities. Funds will support 63-month grants (cooperative agreements) between ACF and federally-recognized Indian Tribes (or a consortium of Indian Tribes), Tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations to support the successful development of an evidence-based program to strengthen early childhood systems of support for families with young children. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email Farha Marfani at farha.marfani@acf.hhs.gov.

4/14: Second Chances: Tools to Support Re-Entry

April is Second Chance Month, and the Administration for Native Americans in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Arizona Supreme Court are highlighting resources available to Native communities for the creation of impactful reentry programs. American Indians, Alaska Natives and Pacific Islanders are incarcerated at disproportionately high rates and are often removed from their communities in which they could gain culturally appropriate services. Join the ANA Western Region Training & Technical Assistance Center for a webinar on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern) to learn of the resources available to Tribal programs. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Probation Programming
  • Improvement of sentencing to include
  • Probation terms
  • Reduce probation periods and requirements
  • Increase connections to needed services

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).

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.

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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.

  • Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation, Application Deadline: 2/16/2022
  • Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG), Application Deadline: 2/28/2022
  • Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country, Application Deadline: 3/16/2022
  • Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network, Application Deadline: 3/21/2022
  • FY2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities NOFO, Application Deadline: 3/31/2022 
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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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