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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