Department of Health and Human Services: Community Services Block Grant CARES Act Rapid-Cycle Impact Projects (Forecast)

A solicitation for Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Act Rapid-Cycle Impact Projects (RCIP) is expected to be issued to 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. Grantees will be responsible for implementing community-based projects focused on priority areas to be specified by within the solicitation. 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. Grants will support 20 regionally diverse projects 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.

Amount: $3,850,000 is expected to be available to make 20 awards that range from $150,000-$250,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and other 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.

Deadlines: Anticipated release March 21, 2021; Anticipated deadline: May 20, 2021

Resource Information
Funder Department of Health and Human Services
Eligibility Local Government, Nonprofit Organization, State Government, Tribal Government
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Sector Community Development, COVID-19 Emergency Response, Economic Development/Job Training, Education, Health
Grant Amount $150,000-$250,000