Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
Program Guidance

Regulations

  • Texas Administrative Code Chapter 6 (sos.state.tx.us)
  • Key Sections of OMB Circulars (PDF)
  • 2 CFR 200 (OMB Super Circular)
  • Texas Grant Management Standards (PDF) – TXGMS information located at (https://comptroller.texas.gov/purchasing/grant-management/)
  • Open Government Requirements (PDF)
  • USHHS Communications: To search the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Services (USHHS-OCS) website for Information Memorandums and communications, go to the USHHS-OCS website and search for any of the documents listed below:
    • The Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational Services Act of 1998 – CSBG Only
    • IM 37: Definition and Allowability of Direct and Administrative Cost Block Appropriation and Allocations
    • IM 116: Corrective Action, Termination, or Reduction in Funding
    • IM 135: Federal Matching Requirements HUD McKinney-Vento
    • IM 138: State Establishment of Organizational Standards for CSBG Eligible Entities
    • IM 139: Federal Matching Requirements AmeriCorps
    • IM 143: Use of CSBG Resources to Support Information and Referral for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Benefits and Services
    • IM 182: Tripartite Boards
    • Dear Colleague Letter: Financial Capability 04/08/15
    • Dear Colleague Letter: HUD Count of the Homeless 12/08/15
    • Dear Colleague Letter: Affordable Care Act – 12/31/15
    • Dear Colleague Letter: NASCSP Release of ROMA and NPI Documents – 3/4/16

Client Eligibility and Documentation

Program Year 2022 Income Limits for CSBG
(Effective January 28, 2022)
Persons in Family/Household 100% of Federal Poverty Guidelines 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
1 $13,590 $16,988 $27,180
2 $18,310 $22,888 $36,620
3 $23,030 $28,788 $46,060
4 $27,750 $34,688 $55,500
5 $32,470 $40,588 $64,940
6 $37,190 $46,488 $74,380
7 $41,910 $52,388 $83,820
8 $46,630 $58,288 $93,260
Families with more than 8 persons Add $4,720 for each additional person Add $5,900 for each additional person Add $9,440 for each additional person

Eligibility for CSBG is calculated at 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines through September 30, 2022 and reverts back to 125% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines on October 1, 2022.

SOURCE: U.S Department of Health and Human Services Federal Poverty Guidelines https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines

Data Collection and Reporting

Monthly Reporting

National Performance Indicators

  • NPI Target Revision Requests Form (XLSX)
  • Annual Report Guidance for Modules 2-4 is located at the NASCSP website then follow the link to the Instruction Manuals section.
    • Module 2 – CSBG Eligible Entity Expenditures, Capacity, and Resources
    • Module 3 – Community Level and separate guidance with CNPI Examples
    • Module 4 – Individual and Family Level
  • FNPI Crosswalk to SRVs (PDF)

CSBG Annual Report

Forms