Community Service Block Grant

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Black History Month: Black Anti-Poverty Advocates You Should Know

Black History Month is a yearly celebration of achievements and accomplishments by African Americans. It is also a time for highlighting the role that black Americans have had in shaping in U.S. history. During February, NASCSP will be highlighting a few influential black anti-poverty advocates. Check back here each week to learn more!     … Continue reading

Response to Budget Justification: CSBG

Last week the Trump Administration released its full budget for Fiscal Year 2018. Regrettably, this proposal cuts funding at the Department Health and Human Services (HHS) by 16.2 percent. As part of these reductions, the Administration is seeking to eliminate the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). In its “Major Savings and Reforms” document and in … Continue reading

Second Chances in Texas: CSBG and Re-Entry Services

I walked out of a Texas prison on December 15, 2015. My actions that took me to prison cost me everything; my family and my livelihood. Upon release, I had nowhere to go except to a transitional house in Austin, Texas. A 2×2 red bag now contained everything I owned. In prison every decision is … Continue reading

Poverty Reduction in 2015: A Network Behind the Numbers

On Tuesday this week, the U.S. Census bureau released its annual report on income, poverty, and health insurance in the U.S. The results were encouraging – namely a significant drop in the poverty rate between 2014 and 2015. The CSBG network has been on the forefront of efforts to combat poverty and will be critical … Continue reading

Tools and Resources to Support Your Review of the CSBG Annual Report During the Federal Register Notice (FRN#1)

The first Federal Register Notice (FRN#1) comment period is currently under way and OCS and NASCSP are eager for your feedback. For more information about the OMB Clearance process and the FRN#1, click here. To view the CSBG Annual Report, please go to the Notice for Public Comment, OCS’ Dear Colleague Letter, or download it here. This comment period … Continue reading

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