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Community Service Block Grant

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Statement on FY 2018 Budget Proposal

For Immediate Release (May 23, 2017, Washington, D.C.)- The Trump Administration released its FY 2018 budget proposal today, reaffirming the drastic cuts set out in the March budget blueprint. We are profoundly disappointed that the Administration continues to seek the elimination of critical programs such as the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), the Weatherization Assistance … 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

ROMA Next Generation myth-buster

Thank you all again for your detailed feedback that you shared with NASCSP over the ROMA Next Generation initial comment period. OCS and NASCSP are hard at work modifying the ROMA Next Gen framework to incorporate and respond to your comments. We have heard from over 50 percent of the community action agencies, state agencies, … Continue reading

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