REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR FFY 2020 COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG) PROGRAM
The CSBG Board of Directors of Albany County is accepting applications from nonprofit service providers for funding for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020). Albany County's allocation is expected to be approximately $170,000.
Funding is intended for programs that provide services to meet the needs of low-income persons and promote self-sufficiency. Priorities include health care, affordable housing, employment, coordination and publicizing of services, and transportation assistance. CSBG funds must be used to serve clients who are at or below 125% of the federal poverty level. The State of Wyoming (Department of Health, Community Services Program) requires CSBG service providers to verify and document the income of each person receiving CSBG-funded services, enter detailed data into a CAP60 database system, and attend trainings. The State of Wyoming provides monthly funding to Albany County on a reimbursement basis -- service providers must be in a position to cover the costs of services and then request reimbursement.
The application forms provided by the State of Wyoming require applicants to submit a community action plan, a budget, a ROMA (Results-Oriented Management and Accountability) document identifying outcomes and tracking, data on National Performance Indicators addressed by the proposed CSBG-funded services, and various other certifications and assurances. Interested service providers may call the Albany County CSBG Board's Administrative Assistant at (307)742-9189 to request electronic copies of the application materials and/or to request additional information. Completed applications from Albany County service providers are due to the CSBG Board by 5:00 P.M. on April 30, 2019. A public hearing will be held at 10:00 A.M. on May 8, 2019, in the County Commissioners' room in the basement of the County Courthouse, 525 E. Grand Ave. The hearing will provide a forum for the CSBG Board to receive input regarding proposed uses for CSBG funds. The CSBG Board will finalize its funding recommendations and Community Action Plan following the public hearing.