Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Community Services Block Grant Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 901]
Amend CSBG as a Result of Periodic Review
Action 5694
General Information
Action Summary Local community action agencies receive core funding from the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and General Assembly appropriated funds. These agencies address issues of poverty and increase self-sufficiency of low-income families. 22VAC40-901 sets out the framework for the allocation formula, expansion of community action agency service areas, designation of community agencies and localities as community action agencies, and the process for evaluating requests for designation. The modified and added language in this action align the sections of the Virginia Administrative Code that detail the process for evaluation, recommendation, and designation of a community action agency. The language was modified in 22VAC40-901-50 to make clear that the Department of Social Services evaluates and makes a recommendation for designation to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, for preparation of a recommendation to the Governor. Beyond this language alignment, the remaining changes remove two statements that “strongly encouraged” organizations and localities seeking designation to pursue technical assistance from the Department. Finally, language was added to 22VAC40-901-60 and 22VAC40-70 that aligns the process for designation as that provided in 22VAC40-901-80.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6591]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 5/17/2019
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9220 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/17/2022.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Matt Fitzgerald  / Community Service Program Manager
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7088    FAX: (800)726-7088    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.