On January 31, 2018, CSBG Tribal Training & TA team collaborated with the Office of Community Services (OCS) to hold the first Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Tribal Network Update Session of 2018. These live, online sessions are hosted throughout the year to provide an opportunity for CSBG Tribal grantees to stay up-to-date on CSBG news, federal updates, available resources, and updated program information.

This year, we have incorporated a new segment to these interactive update sessions, the CSBG Tribal Grantee Spotlight. The spotlight provides a space for Tribal grantees to present on their CSBG initiatives, success stories, and challenges during the live update sessions.

Ardell Blueshield, Tribal Health Director of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe and her colleagues, volunteered to serve as the first CSBG Tribal Grantee Spotlight of 2018. Ardell and her team shared their best practices for providing multiple interactive health and community events, steps in improving their administrative and fiscal management process, and the importance of collaborating with Federal and local programs to secure the best quality of service for their Tribal community.

Learn more about the CSBG Tribal Grantee Spotlights today!