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)
  • Uniform Grant Management Standards (comptroller.texas.gov)
  • 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 2021 Income Limits for CSBG
(Effective January 25, 2021)
Persons in Family/Household 100% of Federal Poverty Guidelines 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (COVID-19 effective until rescinded by the Department)
1 $12,880 $16,100 $25,760
2 $17,420 $21,775 $34,840
3 $21,960 $27,450 $43,920
4 $26,500 $33,125 $53,000
5 $31,040 $38,800 $62,080
6 $35,580 $44,475 $71,160
7 $40,120 $50,150 $80,240
8 $44,660 $55,825 $89,320
Families with more than 8 persons Add $4,540 for each additional person Add $5,675 for each additional person Add $9,080 for each additional person

Eligibility for CSBG is calculated at 125% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

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

CSBG Annual Report

Forms