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Amendments to H.R. 5129 – Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2022

Bonamici (D-OR) En Bloc #1: VOTE REQUESTED

Escobar (R-TX) – Amendment No. 1 – Broadens the resources directed to the elimination of poverty to promote partnerships that include entities or organizations that support innovative community-based approaches and research-driven responses to poverty

Adams (D-NC) – Amendment No. 2 – Inserts language clarifying that institutions of higher education, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal colleges and universities, and minority-serving institutions, can be considered as partners for Community Service Block Grant projects

Hayes (D-CT) – Amendment No. 6 – Requires States to provide a warning notice to communities about potential scammers or fraudulent activity related to the programs administered, such as a notice on their website

Horsford (D-NV) – Amendment No. 7 – Revises the section relating to training and technical assistance provided by Department of Health and Human Services to eligible entities clarifying that place based poverty reduction strategies include addressing health inequities

Houlahan (D-PA) – Amendment No. 8 – Revises the Eligibility Uses of Funds to specifically include behavioral health needs

Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 9 – Requires the Comptroller General to conduct a study to identify the uses, programs, and activities carried out with such funds that had the greatest impact, effectiveness, and results in achieving the purposes for which such funds were provided; and to identify best practices of States in implementing State plans and providing assistance to community action agencies to carry out activities, so that such practices can be used as models for States to follow to carry out this subtitle in the future

Moore (D-WI) – Amendment No. 11 – Authorizes states to provide technical assistance to eligible entities on meeting the nutrition needs of the families and individuals they serve

Payne (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 12 – Ensures repairs to homes for health and safety, energy, and water purposes are permissible uses of funding

Payne (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 13 – Clarifies that CSBG funds may be used by eligible state and local subgrantees on emergency materials or other assistance due to a national or public health emergency
Pressley (D-MA) – Amendment No. 14 – Revises the eligible uses of funds to include partnerships that promote healthy communities through preventing and mitigating trauma

Tlaib (D-MI) – Amendment No. 15 – Requires a state plan to describe how the state Requires a state plan to describe how the state and eligible entities will coordinate other programs related to critical household needs which includes reducing the burden of energy and water utility costs

Torres (D-NY) – Amendment No. 16 – Revises the reporting requirements of the Community Action Innovation Program to include an analysis of best practices shown to be effective at reducing poverty

Wild (D-PA) – Amendment No. 17 – Requires each eligible entity to publicly post on its website its strategic plan, community needs assessment, and community action plan

Bonamici (D-OR) En Bloc #2: VOTE REQUESTED

Good (R-VA) – Amendment No. 3 – Prohibits CSBG funds from being used to reimburse health care services

Grothman (R-WI) – Amendment No. 5 – Reinstates the current law eligibility and strikes the 200 percent federal poverty line increase from the bill

McClain (R-MI) – Amendment No. 10 – Adds a funding prohibition on any voter registration activity and prohibits using grant funds for lobbying

Gottheimer (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 4 – Adds support for veterans, particularly homeless veterans, to the list of permissible purposes for which States may use remaining Community Services Block Grant Program funds – VOTE REQUESTED