On January 23, 2019, CSBG Tribal Training & TA team collaborated with the Office of Community Services (OCS) to hold the Winter 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 and the presentation slides are now available to view online.

Thank you to Nancy Carnley from the Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama for volunteering to serve as the Winter CSBG Tribal Grantee Spotlight. Nancy shared the history of the Tribe including an overview of their historical Tribal leaders, the effect the Indian Removal Act of 1830 had on their Tribe, and their steps towards state recognition. She also addressed the CSBG Program mission and activities. The presentation highlighted the challenges the community faced due to recent hurricanes and how CSBG funds were used to assist individuals, mostly elderly and homeless, with emergency shelter and supplies. She shared pictures and stories of the community garden and how their unique state and local partnerships, including the Coffee County Community Action Agency, are an essential part of ensuring their clients are connected to the services they need.  View or download the Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama’s presentation.