Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Act Rapid-Cycle Impact Projects

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Opportunity ID:329386
Opportunity Number:HHS-2021-ACF-OCS-ET-1959
Opportunity Title:Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Act Rapid-Cycle Impact Projects
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):93.569
Eligible Applicants:Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:As prescribed by Section 678A(c)(2) of the CSBG Act (42 U.S.C. 9913(c)(2)), eligible applicants are CSBG-eligible entities, or statewide or local organizations or associations, with demonstrated expertise in providing training to individuals and organizations on methods of effectively addressing the needs of low-income families and communities. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Agency Code:HHS-ACF-OCS
Agency Name:Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – OCS
Posted Date:Oct 09, 2020
Last Updated Date:Oct 09, 2020
Estimated Synopsis Post Date:Mar 21, 2021
Fiscal Year:2021
Award Ceiling:$250,000
Award Floor:$150,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$3,850,000
Expected Number of Awards:20
Description:The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for cooperative agreements for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Act Rapid-Cycle Impact Projects (RCIP). This new FOA will support the continuous progress toward the CSBG CARES Act RCIP goal of adapting current eligible entity service models to effectively respond to immediate community needs while also preparing for a future model that realigns local service based on those needs. The grantees under this cooperative agreement will be responsible for implementing community-based projects focused on priority areas to be specified by OCS. Examples include: Coordination with public health and emergency management to address urgent health and social outcomes for people with low-income; Adapting service delivery to a physical distancing environment to promote safety and effectiveness (including use of technology for remote service delivery or to coordinate services); Strengthening individual and family adaptive capacities (including two-generation and intergenerational service models); Making structural reforms at the community-level to reinvent the safety net; Innovations in supports for families affected by school changes and disrupted childcare services; and Identifying and training for high demand jobs in the post-COVID-19 economy. OCS will identify up to 20 regionally diverse projects focusing on one or more OCS priority areas to participate in a Rapid-Cycle Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement approach. Grantees will receive support from OCS on developing rapid-cycle evaluation methods and assist grantees with required reporting and data collection.
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