Tools & Templates

Tools & Templates

Below are fillable-PDF tools, pre-formatted templates, and several tool guides to help you with every step of the CSBG application process.

Tools for Current CSBG Grantees Applying for FY21 Funding

Letter of Intent to Apply Template (Download Word Document Link)

Instructions:

  1. Download Letter of Intent to Apply template.
  2. Copy text and paste onto official Tribe or Tribal Organization’s letterhead – Be sure to only copy relevant statement.
  3. Schedule and prepare for Tribal Chief/CEO/Authorized Official signature.
  4. Finalize letter content and signature.
  5. Submit via OLDC by September 30.

Tools for CSBG Tribal CARES Act Plan Submission

All FY20 Tribal grantees received CARES Act supplemental funds and must submit a CSBG Tribal CARES Act Plan via OLDC by September 30, 2020.

Download the FY20 CSBG Tribal CARES Act Plan Fillable-PDF Tool.

Please Note:  It is important to download and save the fillable-PDF tool to your computer before you open it in Adobe Acrobat to begin working on it. Loss of data will occur if the tool is not downloaded, saved, and opened in the Adobe Acrobat program prior to entering data. Once the fillable-PDF is completed, it can be saved and uploaded directly to the OLDC system.

For more information about the CSBG CARES Act Supplemental Administrative Guidance, see Information Memorandum (IM) 2020-158.

For more information about the CSBG Immediate Guidance on COVID-19 Response, see Information Memorandum (IM) 2020-157.

Tools for First-Time Applicants

The CSBG program requires that all first-time Tribal grantees provide a signed letter by the State CSBG Administrator verifying that the State and the Tribe or Tribal Organization is in agreement on the Tribal population and poverty data for the proposed service area.

Download the State Population Data Concurrence Letter template.

FY21 Tribal Plan & Application Fillable-PDF Tool Cover ImageThe FY21 CSBG Tribal Plan & Application Fillable-PDF Tool is an OCS-approved template for a successful CSBG Tribal Plan and application. All grantees are encouraged to use it for their CSBG application submission. Grantees who used the fillable-PDF tool last year had significantly less errors and received fewer requests from OCS for additional information.

Please see the complete list of resources available to support the FY21 CSBG Tribal Plan & Application process, including a Tool Guide and Training Webinar to help you complete the fillable-PDF tool.

Please Note:  It is important to download and save the fillable-PDF tool to your computer before you open it in Adobe Acrobat to begin working on it. Loss of data will occur if the tool is not downloaded, saved, and opened in the Adobe Acrobat program prior to entering data. Once the fillable-PDF is completed, it can be saved and uploaded directly to the OLDC system.

FY21 Tribal Plan & Application Tool Guide Cover ImageThe FY21 CSBG Tribal Plan & Application Tool Guide provides step-by-step instructions for completing a FY21 CSBG Tribal Plan & Application using the CSBG Tribal Plan Fillable-PDF form.

Please see the complete list of resources available to support the FY21 CSBG Tribal Plan & Application process.

Additional Tools & Templates

Current CSBG Grant Administrators: If you are unable to log in or do not have CSBG listed as one of your programs, complete an OLDC Access Form and submit to Niki Frazier, OCS Senior Records Specialist/Project Lead, at nikita.frazier@acf.hhs.gov.

New CSBG Grant Administrators: To gain access to the OLDC System, new administrators of current CSBG grantees must complete an OLDC Access Form and email it to Niki Frazier, OCS Senior Records Specialist/Project Lead, at nikita.frazier@acf.hhs.gov.

The CSBG program requires that Tribes or Tribal Organizations provide documentation verifying the Federal or State recognition of the Tribe or Tribal organization covered by this plan.

The CSBG program requires that services be provided to those who meet specific CSBG income guidelines. Review the resources below to learn more.

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