July 26, 2021 - DES MOINES - Iowans have an opportunity to inspect and comment on Iowa's proposed FFY 2022-2023 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Plan and Application. 

The purpose of the federal CSBG Program is to provide assistance to states and local communities, working through a network of community action agencies and other neighborhood-based organizations, for the reduction of poverty, revitalization of low­income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient. The Iowa Department of Human Rights, Division of Community Action Agencies (DCAA) administers Iowa's CSBG Program and is authorized by Iowa law to contract and distribute Iowa's CSBG Program funds to Iowa's community action agencies. 

The proposed application will be available on the DCAA's website 
( through August 10, 2021. The inspection and comment period are from July 26, 2021, through August 10, 2021. All comments must be e-mailed to the following DCAA address prior to August 11, 2021, to be considered: 

E-mail Address:

Subject: Comments - CSBG State Plan

A virtual public hearing on the proposed application will be held from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. on August 11, 2021. A link to the public hearing will be posted on the DCAA's website at least 20 minutes prior to the public hearing start time. 
The proposed application is subject to change based on comments received and regulations from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.