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)
  • OMB Circulars (PDF)
  • 2 CFR 200 (OMB Super Circular)
  • 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 2018 Income Limits for CSBG
(Effective February 1, 2018)
Persons in Family/Household 100% of Federal Poverty Guidelines 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
1 $12,140 $15,175
2 $16,460 $20,575
3 $20,780 $25,975
4 $25,100 $31,375
5 $29,420 $36,775
6 $33,740 $42,175
7 $38,060 $47,575
8 $42,380 $52,975
Families with more than 8 persons Add $4,320 for each additional person Add $5,400 for each additional person

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

SOURCE: Federal Register, Document Number 2018-00814, Thursday, January 18, 2018

Data Collection and Reporting

Monthly Reporting

National Performance Indicators

  • NPI Target Revision Requests Form (XLS) and Instructions (PDF)
  • 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