State Office Resources and Tools

State Plan
The CSBG State Plan was cleared by OMB on July 2, 2018 and will become available for completion in OLDC August 14, 2018. In the meantime, please view the PDF and Word Templates.

Policies and Procedures Manual
The CSBG Act mandates certain aspects of how state CSBG offices will operate, but leaves significant authority and flexibility in the hands of the states. This responsibility can more easily be met when the state establishes clear policies and procedures. First developed in 2012 and updated in 2018, this document is designed to provide guidance, identify common state CSBG policy and procedure practices, and identify what should be included in a Policy and Procedure Manual used by state offices to administer CSBG.

State Office Action Plan (Excel)- This tool is meant to help states map out what activities occur at the state office, their dependencies, who is responsible, and when each item needs to occur in an individual state.

State Management Reporting Calendar
PDF Version | Excel Version
This calendar, designed for State CSBG Managers, walks through monthly/quarterly reporting responsibilities while highlighting key tasks, dates, and deadlines for FY 2018 (Oct. ’17- Sept. ’18).

Acronyms and Definitions
This guide explains acronyms for various terms, agencies, programs, organizations, etc. that are commonly used within the antipoverty field.

Governors and Taking the Lead on Addressing Poverty with the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) This issue brief, created by NASCSP and the National Governor’s Association (NGA), clearly explains the structure of CSBG, its robust accountability measures, and the impact CSBG has in our communities. The brief will serve as a useful resources for governors and their human services policy advisors.

States Taking the Lead on Addressing Poverty with the Community Services Block Grant This brief guide provides an overview of the structure of CSBG, its accountability measures, and its impact on our communities. This guide can be used to help orient state legislature or other appointed staff to CSBG and its important role in fighting poverty in their states.