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MBA CAPACITY-BUILDING MINI-GRANT WEBINAR. WHAT IS THIS GRANTS PURPOSE? Expand capacity and sustainability of MI Bridges Navigation Partners in high-need.

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1 MBA CAPACITY-BUILDING MINI-GRANT WEBINAR

2 WHAT IS THIS GRANTS PURPOSE? Expand capacity and sustainability of MI Bridges Navigation Partners in high-need communities who provide bundled benefit access services to clients using the Point of Integration model. Promote effective and convenient bundled benefit access services to community residents by empowering clients to overcome typical obstacles, such as transportation, child care or employment responsibilities.

3 WHAT IS THE POINT OF INTEGRATION MODEL? Encourages all agency staff to collaborate on benefit access service provision, which… Enables clients to receive bundled benefit access services in tandem with other vital services agency provides

4 WHAT ARE THE KEY COMPONENTS OF POI ? Communication networks among all staff regarding bundled benefit access services provisionsuch as what bundled benefit access services are, how the agency will provide such services, updates on MI Bridges, sharing of best practices, etc. Whole staff decision-making on how the agency will provide effective bundled benefit access services to clients Whole staff collaboration on the actual bundled benefit service delivery so that such services are fully integrated into the organization

5 WHAT ARE BUNDLED BENEFIT ACCESS SERVICES? Allows clients to use MI Bridges to apply for multiple public benefits through one application submission

6 WHAT ARE THE BEAUTY OF BUNDLED BENEFITS?

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8 WHAT IS THE GRANT AMOUNT? $5-10,000 for one year grant cycle Intended to jumpstart a sustainable bundled benefit access provision program and promote the use of the Point of Integration model to provide clients with effective and convenient bundled benefit access services

9 WHO CAN APPLY? Non-Profit Organizations who have completed the application process to become a MI Bridges Navigation Partner and have received a Memorandum of Agreement from DHS For-Profit Organizations may apply, but they must provide a compelling case that justifies their financial need

10 WHAT ARE THE GRANT REQUIREMENTS? Registered MI Bridges Navigation Partner with MDHS Serve high poverty community Commitment to: 1. Sustaining Navigation Partner services 2. Aligning MBA with mission 3. Offering bundled benefit access services to every client.

11 GRANT REQUIREMENTS, CONT. Completion of the following activities for a one-year commitment: 1. Using provided POI materials/tools to integrate bundled benefit access effectively into agencys existing service model 2. Providing one-on-one MI Bridges assistance and community resource navigation 3. Providing regular reports to the MBA Integration Coach and participating in interviews by the MBA Integration Coach as necessary 4. Participating in ongoing MBA partner meetings, trainings, webinars, site visits, etc. 5. Participating in final grant evaluation activities to enhance future benefit access service programs state-wide.

12 WHAT SUPPORT WILL GRANT RECIPIENTS RECEIVE? POI Training/Support Outreach, marketing, and assessment tools Data collection and reporting tools/user instructions Networking opportunities with other MBA Navigation Partners One-on-one technical assistance as needed

13 WHAT ARE THE GRANT EVALUATION CRITERIA? The 6 Components of the Grant Application Are: 1.Title Page (5 points) 2.Organizational and Program Overview Chart (10 points) 3.Organizational and Program Overview Narrative (20 points) 4.Proposed Model Narrative (30 points) 5.Budget Line Item Detail & Narrative Spreadsheet (30 points) 6.Form W-9 (5 points)

14 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS-TITLE PAGE

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16 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS-ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW CHART

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18 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS-ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW NARRATIVE 1.

19 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS-ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW NARRATIVE 3. Describe your agencys current ability to leverage additional funding streams for MBA activities. 4. Describe your agencys current ability to leverage existing community partnerships with support service providers and other stakeholders to achieve integration of benefit access. 5. Describe any capacity-building strategies/resources your agency currently employs to maximize benefit access service potential and sustainability, such as volunteers, interns, client education programs, etc. 6. If your agency has a data recording system for benefit access services provided to clients, briefly describe this system for tracking clients service outcomes.

20 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS-- PROPOSED MODEL NARRATIVE 1.Describe at least three overall goals your organization has for using mini-grant funding to provide integrated bundled benefit access services to your clients. Please be sure that your goals are SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. (Please see the following web site for more information and a SMART Goal template: 2. Answer the questions below to describe how you will use mini-grant funding to integrate bundled benefit access services throughout your agency to effectively connect clients to benefits: a. How will your agency provide outreach to your target population to get the word out that your organization is providing bundled benefit access services?

21 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS-- PROPOSED MODEL NARRATIVE b. What strategies will your agency implement and/or services will you offer your target population to overcome current barriers to accessing benefits? c. What, if any, technological changes will your agency make to improve clients ability to access benefits? 3. Describe any plans your agency has to build capacity for sustained MBA outreach and service delivery activities throughout your community, such as: staff trainings, staff responsibilities/roles reassignment or expansion, volunteer/intern recruitment and training, etc.

22 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS-BUDGET LINE ITEM DETAIL & NARRATIVE SPREADSHEET *Please Note: Grant funding may not be used for staff compensation. Expenditure CategoriesItems to PurchaseNumber of Item(s)Cost Per ItemTotal Cost of Item(s) Total Cost

23 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS-BUDGET LINE ITEM DETAIL & NARRATIVE SPREADSHEET SAMPLE MBA Capacity-Building Mini-Grant Budget Line Item Detail & Narrative *Please Note: Grant funding may not be used for staff compensation. Expenditure CategoriesItems to PurchaseNumber of Item(s)Cost Per ItemTotal Cost of Item(s) Technological Equipment/Resources e.g. computer, scanner, anti-virus software, mice, etc. Asus Netbook Magic Wand Portable Scanner Anti-Virus Software Wireless Mice Mouse Pads101 MI Bridges Kiosk Equipment/Supplies e.g. desk, chair, portable walls, etc. Computer Table160 Computer Chairs Computer Partitions10 100

24 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS-BUDGET LINE ITEM DETAIL & NARRATIVE SPREADSHEET SAMPLE, CONT. Promotional Materials e.g. paper, ink, postage, etc.Cardstock3 reams515 Ink Cartridge130 Sign Holders3515 Program Maintenance/Office Supplies Costs specifically for benefit access services provision e.g. paper, ink, pens, etc. for client handouts, surveys, etc. Paper3 reams412 Pens10 boxes330 Ink Cartridge130 Envelopes1 box10 Total Cost4752

25 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FORM W-9

26 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS-GENERAL A. Entire grant application should be no longer than 13 pages B. As it states on the Title Page: incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted or reviewed C. Must be typed using 10 pt. font D. Adhere to length requirements for each section E. Submit electronically to F. Grant is due on: Friday, August 9,2013 G. Grant recipients will be notified by: August 31, 2013 H. Questions: Contact Beth St. John at: or

27 ANY QUESTIONS? Contact Beth St. John at: OR x2813 OR VISIT: /become-a-partner/


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