Organizational Standards
The Organizational Standards Center of Excellence is a two-year project funded by the federal Office of Community Services (OCS) that will be coordinated by the Community Action Partnership. It will carry on the work of the previous Organizational Standards Center of Excellence working with the CSBG Working Group, Community Action Agencies, OCS, CAPLAW, NASCSP, State Associations, State CSBG Offices. For more information consult the full Organizational Standards Center of Excellence Project Overview.
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Organizational Standards Center of Excellence Resources

Tools for State CSBG Lead Agencies

  •  Click here to download the TAP Tracking Template – sample cover form for documenting technical assistance plans.
  •  Click here to download the State Assessment Template – guidance and examples on what a desk audit of CSBG Organizational Standards assessments may look like. 

COE-developed Organizational Standards

  •  Click here for the Private and Public CEE Standards side by side
  •  Click here for the Private and Public CEE Standards separated

Self-Assessment Tools

  •  Click here for the Self-Assessment Tool for Private CEEs in PDF
  •  Click here for the Self-Assessment Tool for Private CEEs in Word
  •  Click here for the Self-Assessment Tool for Public CEEs in PDF
  •  Click here for the Self-Assessment Tool for Public CEEs in Word
  •  Click here for our video on Accessing Community Commons and Using Comprehensive Community Action Needs Assessment Tools

State Assessment Tools

  •  Click here for the State Assessment Tool for Private CEEs in PDF
  •  Click here  for the State Assessment Tool for Private CEEs in Word
  •  Click here for the State Assessment Tool for Public CEEs in PDF
  • Click here for the State Assessment Tool for Public CEEs in Word

Glossary of Terms

Schedule of Actions

  •  Click here for a Schedule of Actions – a checklist that divides the Private (nonprofit) COE-developed Organizational Standards by frequency of required actions (ongoing, annually, every 2 years etc.) ( Click here for the Schedule of Actions as an Adobe fillable form.)

Organizational Standards and Community Action Boards 

  •  Click Here to download a two page document that gives guidance on what changes (and what does not) under Organizational Standards. 

Other Tools for CSBG Organizational Standards

  •  Click here to download tools for helping document Standard 4.3 concerning implementation of the full ROMA cycle and the use of a ROMA Certified Trainer.  

For additional Training and Technical Assistance Guides and Webinars click here.