Session Summary – 2018 Spring CSBG Tribal Network Update

Medicine Bear Shelter slide: The Blackfeet Reservation, Browning Montana

On April 18, 2018, CSBG Tribal Training & TA team collaborated with the Office of Community Services (OCS) to hold the 2018 Spring Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Tribal Network Update Session. 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. The session summary is now available to view online

Thank you to Marcedes Old Person, Director of the Medicine Bear Shelter, and her colleagues for volunteering to serve as the second CSBG Tribal Grantee Spotlight of 2018. Marcedes shared the history of the Blackfeet Nation, their CSBG Program mission, goals and objectives, as well as, an introduction to all of the staff members that make the Medicine Bear Shelter possible. The presentation highlighted their newest activities such as coordinating with outside groups to manage the food distribution program during the devastating winter storms and creating a Go Fund Me account to allow for easy donations. View or download the Blackfeet Nation presentation.


For our 2018 Update Sessions, we will continue to highlight the great work of our Tribal grantees. We will be contacting CSBG Tribal grantees to volunteer to make presentations about their CSBG Program. To volunteer to be our next CSBG Tribal Grantee Spotlight presentation email Lizette Rivera at