Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Legal Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Center

Funding Opportunity ID: 287817
Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-OCS-ET-1218
Opportunity Title: Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Legal Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Center
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.569
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: As prescribed by Section 678A(c)(2) of the CSBG Act (42 U.S.C. 9913(c)(2)), eligible applicants are CSBG-eligible entities, or statewide or local organizations or associations, with demonstrated expertise in providing training to individuals and organizations on methods of effectively addressing the needs of low-income families and communities.Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-OCS
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – OCS
Posted Date: Jun 13, 2017
Close Date: Jul 24, 2017 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: Jun 13, 2017
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $300,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $300,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will support one cooperative agreement for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Legal Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Center. This cooperative agreement is intended to support a 3-year effort for the CSBG Legal T/TA Center to provide continued supportive T/TA strategies for organizational assessment that can be utilized by states and local CSBG-eligible entities. The CSBG Legal T/TA Center cooperative agreement will help ensure that CSBG-eligible entities set and meet organizational standards for operations and accountability. By design, T/TA efforts will identify and focus on organizational, fiscal, and legal matters concerning the organizational standards in the following areas: consumer input and involvement, community engagement, community assessment, leadership, board governance, strategic planning, human resource management, financial operations and oversight, and data and analysis. This cooperative agreement will support the implementation of T/TA strategies designed for CSBG-eligible entities to help address legal issues in three major focus areas: (1) providing organizational stability and support for CSBG-eligible entities experiencing significant fiscal or organizational challenges, including consultation focused on entities that are considering legal options for strategic restructuring, shared administrative or service arrangements, or mergers; (2) providing education and training to enhance general knowledge and understanding of CSBG statutory and regulatory requirements and the ability to address changing legal and regulatory issues affecting CSBG-eligible entities in the CSBG Network; and (3) promoting exemplary legal practices and policies related to organizational approaches that help promote innovation, accountability, and responsiveness to 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. To ensure this occurs, the grantee is expected to partner with the CSBG Organizational Standards Center of Excellence (COE) and provide T/TA to CSBG-eligible entities on legal topics particularly relevant to compliance with 45 CFR Part 75 and CSBG organizational standards.
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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Program: Learning Communities Resource Center (LCRC)

Funding Opportunity ID: 287931
Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-OCS-ET-1216
Opportunity Title: Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Program: Learning Communities Resource Center (LCRC)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.569
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: As prescribed by Section 678A(c)(2) of the CSBG Act (42 U.S.C. 9913(c)(2)), eligible applicants are CSBG-eligible entities, or statewide or local organizations or associations, with demonstrated expertise in providing training to individuals and organizations on methods of effectively addressing the needs of low-income families and communities.Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-OCS
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – OCS
Posted Date: Jun 14, 2017
Close Date: Jul 24, 2017 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: Jun 14, 2017
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will support one cooperative agreement for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Learning Communities Resource Center (LCRC). This cooperative agreement is intended to support a 3-year effort for the CSBG LCRC to build the long-term capacity of the CSBG Network by promoting and regularly convening several specific learning communities (defined in the Definitions of Terms later on in this section) and improving access to validated quality T/TA information and resources (i.e., innovative, evidence-based, evidence-informed, field tested, exemplary, and/or promising practices). The LCRC will provide technical assistance to State CSBG Lead Agencies and CSBG Eligible Entities to identify activities and services that improve program outcomes for low-income individuals, families, and communities. The successful applicant will review the existing LCRC’s T/TA work and present a plan to assist States and Eligible Entities in identifying and implementing innovative services and strategies that align with the National Community Action Theory of Change. This includes frequently convening learning community groups comprised of State CSBG Lead Agencies, CSBG-Eligible entities, RPIC grantees and other stakeholders to encourage a culture of success, transparency, and partnerships. The grantee chosen will work to improve the validity, quality, and quantity of T/TA information and resources available to State CSBG Lead Agencies and CSBG-Eligible Entities and assist the CSBG network with implementing CSBG National Performance Management Framework. Learning communities may focus on specific community-level strategies or individual and family services consistent with the domains for CSBG National Performance Indicators (NPI’s). In addition, learning communities may focus on approaches designed to promote positive for outcomes across multiple domains in the CSBG Performance Management Framework.
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Nationwide Performance Management System Development and Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting for the Community Services Block Grant Program

Funding Opportunity ID: 287930
Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-OCS-ET-1215
Opportunity Title: Nationwide Performance Management System Development and Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting for the Community Services Block Grant Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.569
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: As prescribed by Section 678A(c)(2) of the CSBG Act (42 U.S.C. 9913(c)(2)), eligible applicants are CSBG-eligible entities, or statewide or local organizations or associations, with demonstrated expertise in providing training to individuals and organizations on methods of effectively addressing the needs of low-income families and communities.Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-OCS
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – OCS
Posted Date: Jun 13, 2017
Close Date: Jul 24, 2017 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: Jun 13, 2017
Award Ceiling: $900,000
Award Floor: $900,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $900,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will support a 3-year cooperative agreement for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Program Performance Management System Development and Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting. This 3-year funding opportunity will continue to support the CSBG Performance Management Framework. This framework includes Organizational Standards for CSBG eligible entities, Federal and State Accountability Measures, and Results Oriented Management and Accountability Next Generation (ROMA NG). Recent enhancements and revisions to ROMA NG and the CSBG Annual Report required revisions to reporting forms and changes in current reporting systems and/or the development of new reporting systems for states and local eligible entities. These elements were designed to increase efficiency, effectiveness and accountability across all levels of the CSBG Network (Federal, State, and local) and to generate more robust results for the individuals, families, and communities served. The grantee under this cooperative agreement will be responsible for identifying and prioritizing the training needs of the CSBG Network and providing T/TA to the network to continue the seamless transition to the new reporting formats. The grantee will provide technical assistance to states on modification of existing data systems and submission and use of data for ROMA NG and reporting purposes. The grantee will also be expected to conduct national aggregation and analysis of data, and assist in the development of an annual report to Congress. Over the 3-year period, the grantee will collaborate with OCS to support a task force to coordinate the implementation of a new annual report process. In addition, the grantee will create local and state tools for analysis of results, including enhancement and maintenance of the public-facing website which allows grantees and the general public access to information regarding CSBG expenditures, activities and results.
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