CSBG FFY24-25 State Plan
The Wyoming Department of Health welcomes and will take into consideration all comments and suggestions on the CSBG FFY 24-25 State Plan. Feedback may be submitted during the Public Inspection & Comment period or at the Public Hearing. See below to learn more.
August 24 – August 30, 2023: Public Inspection & Comment Period
To view the Draft CSBG FFY24-25 State Plan, click DRAFT WY FFY24-25 State Plan.
The Wyoming Department of Health welcomes and will take into consideration all comments and suggestions. Please submit comments and suggestions no later than August 30, 2023 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Community Services Program, 122 West 25th St, Suite 102E Cheyenne WY 82002. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Ross at (307) 777-8940.
August 30, 2023: Public Hearing
Anyone may attend the Public Hearing via via Google Meet teleconference on August 30, 2023 at 1:00 PM MST. To participate use meeting link https://meet.google.com/zap-qbdp-vbp or dial (601) 963-2007, PIN: 720 982 723#.
If you have further questions or would like to view a copy of the CSBG FFY24-25 State Plan draft, please contact Heather Ross at email@example.com.
Heather Ross – Community Services Program Manager
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is a federally funded block grant in the Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services. The CSBG Act (42 U.S.C. 9901 et seq.) provides funds to states and tribal entities to support services for individuals and families with low incomes that alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities. In Wyoming these funds are received and managed through the Community Services Program, located within the Wyoming Department of Health’s Public Health Division’s Rural and Frontier Health Section.
Each year Wyoming receives approximately $3.4 million in CSBG statutory formula funding through the federal CSBG Act . In turn, Wyoming allocates 90% of the total award to local designated entities based upon a county poverty index rating scale. Eligible entities are designated by the state and may be local governments, nonprofit Community Action Agencies (CAAs) or a hybrid of the two. Local entities provide services and activities addressing employment, education, income and asset building services, housing, nutrition, emergency services, and/or healthcare based on community needs assessments conducted every three years. Examples of services provided may include intensive case management, afterschool projects, employment training, emergency shelter, utility or nutrition assistance, adult financial literacy courses, just to name a few.
In addition to the 90% direct-to-entity allocation, ten percent of the the total award is reserved to support grant administration, training and technical assistance.
CSBG Application Attachments (Eligible Entities Only)
FY2024 Application Attachments:
CSBG Grantee Resources
CARES Act Materials (Closes September 2023)
Community Services Program Policies
OCS & WY CSP Guidance
Wyoming CSBG Eligible Entity Guidance Manual (Under Construction)