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May 20, 2022

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CSBG Tribal Network 2022 Annual Meeting Resources & Recordings

Thank you for making the CSBG Tribal Network 2022 Annual Meeting a great experience! It was wonderful to see you, hear about your programs, and discuss your ideas and questions together. We look forward to continuing the conversations in the days ahead. 

The CSBG Tribal Network 2022 Annual Meeting website — including all event recordings and resources — will remain live and open to the entire CSBG Tribal Network. You can access all of the workshop recordings and resources through the Schedule & Access section of the site. We hope you will explore and find the materials helpful! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Also, a reminder — We would like your feedback! Please complete the CSBG Tribal Network 2022 Annual Meeting - Feedback Form. Your thoughts are much appreciated!

We are happy to provide any 1:1 support needed. You can reach us at and (301) 244-3557. As always, we are here and happy to hear from you!

CARES Act & FY 2021 Spending Resources & Reminders

With the end of the fiscal year fast approaching, there are less than six months left to obligate your CSBG CARES Act Supplemental Funding and FY 2021 CSBG regular funding before the September 30, 2022 obligation deadline. Ensuring every dollar of CSBG funding is effectively invested on behalf of low income families is critical to our Tribal communities. The Maximizing the Impact of CSBG Regular & CARES Act Supplemental Funding session held during the CSBG Tribal Network 2022 Annual Meeting offered some excellent ideas for expending regular CSBG & CARES Act funding. Check out the session recording and slide deck for more information. 

Here are just a few of the ways CSBG dollars can be utilized that were highlighted in the session: 
  • Consumer Supports - food, school supplies, transportation - gas, car repairs/maintenance, and public transportation cards
  • Children & Youth Activities - summer camps, sports, culture & arts camps, language schools, and scholarships
  • Emergency/Crisis Assistance - collaborations with LIHEAP, LIHWAP, ERA
  • Employment and Job Training - enhanced child care access to support employment, collaboration with other programs, training enrollment fees
  • Health and Wellness Activities - doctor visit co-pays, transportation expenses, 
  • Housing - rent, mortgage and utility assistance, and repairs
  • Organizational Capacity - training, support, organizational preparedness, upgrading policies and procedures
  • Pop Up Events - food distribution, baby items, school supplies
  • Tribal Small Business Supports - PPE to childcare centers/homes, coaching to low-income entrepreneurs, and mentorship programs
  • Technology - improved capacity for organization, families, and students
  • Community/Client Engagement - Pay low-income clients or independent contractor to hold focus groups to assess post-pandemic needs, conduct door-to-door community outreach campaigns, or establish robust client advisory groups
Need support? 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

FY 2022 CSBG Remaining Funds Released

The Office of Community Services (OCS) announced the release of the remaining FY 2022 CSBG funding through a Dear Colleague Letter published on May 6, 2022. The awards represent the full allocation of available funding for FY 2022. It was noted that the allocation amounts currently reflect a 1% reduction due to the Secretary's authority to transfer funding to HHS's discretionary accounts.  

OCS Celebrates Community Action Month

We See You! On behalf of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is excited to spend the month of May celebrating the life-changing work of the CSBG Network, including CSBG Tribal grant recipients!  

This year, CSBG wanted to introduce a theme for Community Action Month that embodies gratitude for the transformative impact of our CSBG programs on vulnerable communities. The theme is “We See You.”

  • Too often those on the frontlines go unseen and not acknowledged.  You demonstrate everyday resilience and commitment to service.
  • CSBG sees the ways in which programs have responded in flexible and innovative ways to augment community needs amid the COVID-10 pandemic.
  • CSBG sees that programs have been on the ground in the wake of natural disasters, braiding and blending funds with state partners to meet emergent need.
  • CSBG sees Tribal Administrators, State Associations, and the National Training and Technical Partners amplifying the goals of CSBG and focusing on strategies to help move the most vulnerable individuals and families out of poverty to build stronger communities.
  • CSBG sees the Network’s commitment to equitable practices while eliminating the causes and consequences of poverty.

Throughout the month of May, and beyond, CSBG plans to elevate the remarkable work of the CSBG Network.

OCS joined Twitter! Follow @OCS_ACFgov and join the conversation using hashtags #WeSeeYou and #CommunityActionWorks.

HHS Annual Regional Tribal Consultations

The 2022 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Annual Regional Tribal Consultation sessions will be held virtually and in-person, with an opportunity to provide written testimony to HHS by e-mail. These sessions are designed for Tribal leaders to have the opportunity to address HHS on how HHS can improve Tribal outreach and coordination, and to discuss programmatic and policy issues and concerns with Tribes.

The Tribal Consultation Dates are:

  • May 19, 2022: HHS Region 2
  • June 7–8, 2022: HHS Region 8
  • June 15-16, 2022: HHS Region 4
  • June 21–22, 2022: HHS Region 3
  • June 28, 2022: HHS Region 1
  • July 12–14, 2022: HHS Region 7
  • July 19-20, 2022: HHS Region 5
  • July 26–28, 2022: HHS Region 9
  • August 16–17, 2022: HHS Region 6
  • August 22–24, 2022: HHS Region 10

More information and registration links for each region can be found in the Dear Tribal Leader letter.

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Community Economic Development (CED) Grant Available

The FY 2022 Community Economic Development (CED) Standing Notice of Funding Opportunity (SNOFO) is now available. CED grants are awarded to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) that address the economic needs of individuals with low income through the creation of sustainable business development and employment opportunities. CED-funded projects create or expand businesses, create new jobs for individuals with low incomes, and leverage funding investments in communities.
To be eligible for the CED program, an applicant must meet the following three conditions:
  1. Applicant must be a private, non-profit CDC with 501(c)(3) status.
  2. Applicant must have articles of incorporation or bylaws demonstrating that the CDC has a principal purpose in the planning, developing, or managing of low income housing or community economic development activities.
  3. The Board of Directors must have representation from each of the following: community residents, business leaders, and civic leaders.
Applications for the FY 2022 CED NOFO are due on July 11, 2022. 

U.S. Social Sector Infrastructure Survey

The Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, in partnership with George Mason University’s Center on Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Enterprise, launched a research project to better understand the infrastructure that provides the social sector critical supports and services. Some of the questions hoping to be answered include: What are the supports and services for the US social sector? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this infrastructure? How is it changing and how might it need to change in the years to come? The survey deadline is May 25, 2022.

CAAs Featured in National Response to Infant Formula Shortage

On May 16, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration announced critical steps to address the difficulties families are facing to find infant formula across the country. As part of those steps, the Department of Health and Human Services released a Fact Sheet with resources for families to use to find formula.

The Community Action Network is featured as the first Community Resource on the list – an affirmation of the indispensable role Community Action Agencies play in addressing and alleviating conditions of poverty at the local level. Additional Resources that may assist in finding infant formula include:

Save the Date: NCAP 2022 Annual Convention

The NCAP Annual Convention will be held August 31 - September 2, 2022, in New York City, NY. The convention will be designed to provide Community Action Agency professionals and board members the latest policy and programmatic updates as well as management and governance tools. Special emphasis will be placed on effective strategies for transforming communities and changing the lives of Community Action customers.

NCAP is offering the members rate for all Tribal grant recipients. The discount code "EARLYBIRD1" will ensure the member rate is received throughout the registration timeline. For information on how to create an account in NCAP's new association management system/register for the convention, please visit the conference webpage, and scroll down to the “Registration” section.

Key topic areas will include: COVID-19 Response, Presidential and Administrative Policy Shifts, Head Start Administrative and Programmatic Best Practices, Social Enterprise, Performance Management and Measurement, Racial Equity, Two Gen Approaches to Ending Poverty, Human Resource Management, Fiscal Management, Leadership Skill Development, Agency Transformation, Energy, Climate Change, and Advocacy.

ANA Podcast Series: Preventing Missing & Murdered Indigenous People 

The Administration on Native American announced the release of a new podcast series "Keeping Us Whole: Preventing Missing and Murdered Indigenous People" that will cover four main themes. The themes are: Preventing Violence, Protecting Our Children, Protecting our LGBTQ2S Relatives, and Surviving, Serving, and Speaking. The podcast will include interviews with various speakers, Tribal leadership, federal partners, advocates, members of grassroots organizations, Native American athletes, experts in trauma-informed practices, family members of loved ones who went missing, and Head Start specialists. The first episode of the 10-part podcast series features ANA Deputy Commissioner Hope MacDonald Lone Tree (Navajo) on violence prevention.

Additional News & Resources

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

5/26: Embracing Elders Webinar

Join the Alaska Region Training and Technical Assistance Center and hear how an Alaskan organization is embracing Elders wisdom, knowledge, and experience to guide all components of their language and culture program. The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 3:00pm Eastern.

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 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

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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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