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Reports, Management Plans and Guides

The following forms are for use by Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) grantees in New York State. These and other forms were sent to CSBG grantees. These and other forms are also available to grantees on disk. Grantees should direct requests for disks to their assigned program analyst. To receive a hard copy version of the publications and forms listed below click on the "contact and ordering" link at the bottom of this page.

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NOTICE: Public comment period and public hearing scheduled to address the New York State Department of State, Division of Community Services proposed 2017 amendments to the New York State Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Application and Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

The New York State Department of State is amending the New York State Community Services Block Grant Plan & Application for Federal Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017 (the “CSBG Plan”). The CSBG Plan delineates the manner in which funds will be expended and how the State will meet the federal CSBG program requirements. The amendments represent federally required updates to the approved two-year Plan based on data collected during year one of the Plan.  The purpose of the proposed CSBG Plan amendments is to insert required updates for Fiscal Year 2017 (year-two of the CSBG Plan), and to address new federal performance measures that will become effective in Federal Fiscal Year 2017.  The proposed amendments are to sections 1.1d, 3.4b, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.3, 6.6, 7.2, 7.5, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7.11, 8.4, 9.9, 9.11, 10.2, 10.3, 10.5, and 10.14 of the CSBG Plan. Please see the documents posted below for more information.


Monitoring Guide (pdf)

TRACS – Tool (pdf)

ACROS – Grantee Self-Assessment (pdf)

Expenditure Description Guide (pdf)

Management Plans

CSBG Management Plan FFY 2016-2017 (pdf)

CSBG Management Plan FFY 2015 (pdf)

CSBG Management Plan FFY 2013 & FFY 2014 (pdf)

Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE)

The Department of State is required to implement the provisions of New York State Executive Law Article 15-A and 5 NYCRR Parts 142-144 (“MWBE Regulations”) for all State contracts. These requirements include equal employment opportunities for minority group members and women (“EEO”) and contracting opportunities for certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (“MWBEs”). All CSBG funded grantees are required to participate in MWBE reporting. For more information on NYS’s MWBE, forms and requirements, click on the links below:


Work Force Employment Utilization (Form C)

MWBE Quarterly Report (Form F)

Grantee Resources

Work Plan/PPR

Board List Form/Authorized Signature Form

National Performance Indicators (NPIs)