All USA USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
Deadline: 07/01/16 4:30 PM ET Hard Copy Receipt; or 11:59 PM ET Electronic Receipt.
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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations that demonstrate expertise in providing training on procedures to address the needs of low-income families and communities. An information session is scheduled for May 19. Recipients will form regional consortia to provide training and technical resources.
This cooperative agreement will continue to support an ongoing State, Regional, and National Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Strategy for collaboration, capacity-building, and exemplary practice in the CSBG program and among State Community Action Agency Associations, also referred to as State Associations.
OCS will fund 11 Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia (RPIs) to serve as regional focal points to lead in the enhancement of a comprehensive and integrated system of T/TA activities among State Associations.
The central mission will be to ensure that all CSBG-eligible entities are able to meet organizational performance standards and State accountability measures as well as utilize evidence-informed service approaches to address the identified needs of low-income people in communities.
In partnership with State CSBG agencies, RPIs will also support a state-by-state assessment of available T/TA resources and assist each State with developing an annual T/TA strategy for CSBG with an emphasis on compliance with organizational standards, State accountability measures, and performance management systems. RPIs will institute a regional approach for T/TA coordination and information dissemination for related national technical assistance efforts supported by OCS.
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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must provide proof of legal status of entity and nonprofit status.
Eligible applicants are CSBG-eligible entities or statewide or local organizations or associations with demonstrated expertise in providing training on methods of effectively addressing the needs of low-income families and communities.
The applicant organization must be physically located in the ACF region they propose to serve.
For more information on the ACF regions, please see Section I. Program Description, RPIC Geographic Areas. A single applicant organization will serve as the grantee within each region. However, eligible applicants in each region may coordinate efforts and apply as consortia.
Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.
OCS will conduct a pre-application teleconference on Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET. The call-in number is 1-866-763-0127; the passcode is 7233795.
The goal of the teleconference/webinar is to provide background information on the Regional Performance and Innovation Consortium, as well as provide potential applicants with the structure of the CSBG Network.
Joining and participating in the teleconference is voluntary. There will not be a question and answer (Q &A) portion to this call. Participants will remain anonymous on the teleconference. Opting not to participate in the teleconference will not affect the application scoring or selection process.
Interested applicants unable to participate in the pre-application teleconference may access a recording of the teleconference and the PowerPoint presentation on the ACF website, following the teleconference.
The deadline for electronic application submission is 11:59 PM ET via Grants.gov.
The deadline for receipt of paper applications is 4:30 PM ET. Paper applications received from applicants that have not received approval of an exemption from required electronic submission will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Number of Grants
Expected Number of Awards: 11
Estimated Size of Grant
$400,000 per budget period.
Term of Contract
The anticipated project start date is September 30, 2016.
Project length is 36 months with three 12-month budget periods.