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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-1083



Community Services Block Grant Program's Proposed State Plan

[53 Pa.B. 5008]
[Saturday, August 12, 2023]

 The Department of Community and Economic Development (Department) publishes notice of a public hearing to be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2023, by means of the Microsoft Teams virtual platform by the information listed as follows. The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on the proposed Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program State Plan (State Plan) for Federal Fiscal Years 2023—2025.

 The 2023—2025 State Plan will authorize the current formula-based distribution for each of the 43 Federally designated Community Action Agencies in this Commonwealth. The State Plan includes the following:

 • A description of the State's roles and responsibilities in administering the CSBG Program.

 • A listing of the 43 current eligible entities and their service areas.

 • A description of the process for allocating funds.

 • A projected goal for each year's rate of agency compliance with required organizational standards.

 • A plan for training and technical assistance provision to the eligible entities.

 • A description of potential discretionary spending projects.

 • A plan for agency risk assessment, program monitoring and corrective action.

 Copies of the draft 2023—2025 State Plan may be obtained beginning August 11, 2023, by contacting the Department of Community and Economic Development, Center for Community Services, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 425-7597 or it can be downloaded from the Department's web site at

 Written comments may be submitted to Melissa Tabb, Deputy Director, Center for Community Services, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120, until 5 p.m. on August 25, 2023.

 There is no registration required to attend the virtual hearing.

 Individuals can join the virtual hearing at The meeting ID is 269 528 365 483. The passcode is kxi3nf.

 Individuals can join the virtual hearing by phone at (267) 332-8737. The conference ID is 893 178 164#.

 Persons with a disability who wish to attend this hearing and require auxiliary aid, services or other accommodations to participate in the proceedings should contact Yvonne Adams at (717) 425-7597 to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-1083. Filed for public inspection August 11, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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