The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces that competing applications will be accepted for a new grant to create an enhanced nationwide training and technical assistance strategy for community-level financial management and administrative
governance among eligible entities in the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program.
This one year grant will support a national technical assistance strategy to help CSBG eligible entities address needs in three major focus areas:
1) Organizational Stabilization and Support for CSBG entities experiencing significant fiscal or organizational challenges; 2) Capacity Development to ensure ongoing high quality program management among eligible entities adapting to changing community needs; and 3) Promotion of Exemplary Practices by identifying and disseminating service approaches and models that have been successful in addressing specific community needs related to the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient.
Resources provided through this grant may support direct technical assistance projects for eligible entities as well as creation of an enhanced infrastructure to help OCS prepare to address long-term technical assistance needs of the Community Action Network.