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Community Services Block Grant Advisory Council Hearing

Community Services Block Grant Advisory Council Hearing

Meeting Details

Public Notice of a Hearing for the

Community Services Block Grant Advisory Council

Thursday July 13, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

SUBJECT: Proposed State Application and Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program for FFY 2024 and FFY 2025.

PURPOSE: To obtain input regarding the Department of State’s proposed CSBG Application and Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025 (Plan).

Federal CSBG funds are awarded to grantees in all counties of New York State. Community action agencies, community-based organizations, and Native American tribes or tribal organizations receive CSBG funds to provide advocacy, outreach, services and programs for economically disadvantaged persons in their local communities. The hearing will focus on the Plan for federal fiscal years 2024 and 2025. The Plan delineates the manner in which funds will be expended and how the State will meet the federal CSBG program requirements during the applicable time period covered by the Plan. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 9908, the Department of State, Division of Community Services will hold this public hearing at the place and time stated below. 

The Plan and Public Hearing Reply Form may be obtained from the Department of State website at or by contacting:

Manuel Rosa, Director

New York State Department of State

Division of Community Services

One Commerce Plaza

99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1020

Albany, New York 12231-0001

Telephone: 518-474-5741

Fax: 518-486-4663

Email: [email protected] 


Persons wishing to present testimony at the public hearing on the proposed Plan are requested to complete the Public Hearing Reply and mail, fax, or email it to the above before Monday, July 10, 2023. Written comments on the proposed Plan may be submitted until the close of business on Friday, July 14, 2023.

Oral testimony will be limited to 10 minutes. In preparing the order of witnesses, the DOS will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the Public Hearing Reply Form or communicated to DOS staff as early as possible. In the absence of a request, witnesses will be scheduled in the order in which reply forms are postmarked. Five (5) copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. DOS would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements.  


The Division of Community Services


Public Hearing for Proposed State Application and Plan for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program for FFY 2024 and FFY 2025.



Thursday, July 13, 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm



1.    Albany – One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave, 5th Floor Room 505, Albany, NY 12210

2.    Buffalo – 295 Main Street, 8th Floor, Suite 821, Buffalo, NY 14203

3.    New York City – 123 William Street, 2nd Floor, Room 231 New York, NY 10038

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