Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Home The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides federal funding to states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories for anti-poverty programs operated by a nationwide network of over 1,000 Community Action Agencies. Community Action Agencies are locally controlled private or public nonprofit organizations that seek to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty with programs tailored to specific local needs. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) distributes CSBG funding through grants to Wisconsin's 16 local Community Action Agencies and two statewide agencies that focus on serving special populations. For more information about Community Action Agencies in Wisconsin, visit the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) website. CSBG funds are not open for applications, and CSBG grants are not provided directly to individuals. This funding is available only to already established eligible entities across Wisconsin. Additionally, the government will never initiate contact with individuals by phone, email, text messages, or social media channels to request personal or financial information. Never give anyone a fee for connecting you to a grant or program. This is indicative of a scam and should be reported to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Fraud Hotline at 1-800-447-8477. If you are interested in services or programs funded by CSBG, please contact the Community Action Agency serving your county of residence. A list of agencies is available here: https://www.wiscap.org/find-an-agency CSBG Annual Report Policy and Procedures Manual Notice of Public Hearing CARES Act Information COVID-19 CSBG Guidance Memo CSBG State Plan CSBG State Plan CSBG CARES Act Supplemental State Plan Training and Resources Civil Rights Requirements for 2022-2025 CSBG Monitoring 101 Presentation CSBG SPARC Reporting and Contract Compliance Training CSBG State Plan Planning for FYs 2022 and 2023 DFES Program Spotlight - CSBG - July 2021 Preparing for the Community Action Plan and Setting Targets 2023 CSBG Calendar Contract Submission Obligations 1/31/2023 Civil Civil Rights Compliance Letter of Assurance (CRC LOA) due to DCF Civil Rights Unit Affirmative Action Plan due to DCF (if applicable) Cost Allocation Plan due to DCF **submit via SPARC** Federal Indirect Cost Rate Agreement due to DCF (if applicable) **submit via SPARC** 3/31/2023 CRC Plans due to be completed, kept on file, and made available to DCF on request Carryover Funds from 2022 3/31/2023 Last day to submit SPARC reports for 2022 CSBG contracts 4/28/2023 Last day for agencies to request and identify carry over amounts & submit modified 2023 CSBG Applications June/July Target date for DCF to issue contract amendments FY22 CSBG and CSBG CARES Annual Reports 12/13/2022 SmartForms released 2/17/2023 Agencies’ due date for submitting completed Modules 2, 3 & 4 to DCF 3/30/2023 CSBG Annual Report (Modules 1-4) and CSBG CARES Annual Report (Modules 1, 2, & 4) due in OLDC **DCF submission** 26th Annual Governor’s Award for Excellence in Community Action 3/3/2023 Nominations due to DCF via online form **link to come via email** 5/2-5/4/2023 Presentation of award at the WISCAP Annual Conference Award Ceremony WISCAP 2/2/2023 WISCAP quarterly board meeting (Stevens Point, WI) 5/2-5/4/2023 WISCAP Annual Conference and quarterly board meeting (Appleton, WI) 8/2-8/3/2023 WISCAP quarterly board meeting **Details TBA** 9/27-9/28/2023 Poverty Matters! Conference (La Crosse, WI) 11/1-11/2/2023 WISCAP quarterly board meeting **Details TBA** Organizational Standards Desk Audit 2023 10/2/2023 Completed Desk Audits and supporting documentation due to DCF 2022 DCF Year-End Expenditure Reports 2/1/2023 DCF to provide yearend reporting forms to agencies 2/17/2023 Report covering January 1 to December 31, 2022 due to DCF **via SPARC** 2024 CSBG Applications/Community Action Plans 8/1/2023 Target date for DCF to send the 2024 CSBG Application to agencies 10/2/2023 2024 CSBG Applications due to DCF 12/30/2023 Target date for DCF to route contracts via DocuSign for effective date of 1/1/2024 2023 CSBG Triennial Monitoring Plan TBA – we may do a few monitoring visits in the 2nd half of the year. DCF will coordinate directly with those agencies. Board Minutes and Agency Annual Reports Reminder: Board minutes are due within 45 days of every meeting to DCF.CSBG@wisconsin.gov. Please provide DCF with a courtesy copy of your agency’s Annual Report as well. Questions? Please submit questions to DCF via the CSBG mailbox: DCF.CSBG@wisconsin.gov. 2023 Skills Enhancement Program Calendar Quarterly Reports 1/31/2023 2nd quarter report for State Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022- June 30, 2023) due to DCF 5/2/2023 3rd quarter report due to DCF 7/31/2023 4th quarter report due to DCF 10/31/2023 1st quarter report for State Fiscal Year 2024 due to DCF **All SEP reports are to be uploaded in SPARC as a performance report** Skills Enhancement Program for State Fiscal Year 2024 May 2023 SEP applications will be due to DCF, and a roundtable will be held at WISCAP’s Annual Conference in Appleton, WI June 2023 Target date for DCF to issue notices about contract renewals July 2023 DCF to issue State Fiscal Year 2024 contracts Questions? Please submit questions to DCF via the CSBG mailbox: DCF.CSBG@wisconsin.gov.