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1 CSBG 2015-16 Application Process
Needs Assessment, Logic Model, and Work Plan Office on Volunteerism and Community Services, Office of Community Services January 20, 2015

2 Application Content 1. Community Services Block Grant
Application coversheet - (CSBG A-01) 2. Certification of Required Documentation - (CSBG A- 02) 3. List of Grantee Board of Directors - (CSBG A-03) Need to have plan for vacancies 4. Certification of Needs Assessment - (CSBG A-04) Application Content

3 Application Content (cont’d)
5. Budget Summary - (CSBG A-05) – 2 Tabs - Federal CSBG and TANF 6. Program Budget–Non-CSBG Match(CSBG A-06) 7. Funded Positions by Program Area -(CSBG A-07) – Federal CSBG and TANF 8. TANF Non-Assistance Expenditures Budget -(CSBG A-08) Application Content (cont’d)

4 Application Contents (cont’d)
9. TANF Budget Documentation Worksheet - (CSBG A-09) 10. CSBG Estimated Outcomes – (CSBG A-10) New form that matches the reporting form, insert targets for each outcome, and outputs that feed into outcome. 11.Sub-Grant Summary Sheet – (CSBG A-11) If necessary 12. Logic Model and Workplan – (CSBG A-12) Application Contents (cont’d)

5 Areas that have changed
A-04 (Cert of needs assessment) Listing primary needs in each service area Some may be same in multiple areas Some may be needs you can’t address personally Needs shouldn’t match your programs 100% Must lead in region on finding solutions to needs (partners, planning) These needs will feed into the logic model Do not focus on the # 4 is a minimum, give a good feel for what is needed Areas that have changed

6 Areas that have changed
A-10 CSBG Estimated Outcomes No listing of $’s per output New reporting form used Added target columns Added instruction to list (in “other” area) the outputs that feed up into outcome (the NPI) Enables alignment (make sure outputs with correct NPI) Able to use same form throughout Areas that have changed

7 Areas that have changed
A-12 (Logic Model and Workplan) New addition Process Needs Assesment Logic Model Workplan Needs Assessment reviewed for changes next year Logic Model reviewed, feedback given and changes made before contract Workplan reviewed, feedback given and changes made before contract Areas that have changed

8 Timeline Date Action Responsible January 21-Mar. 31
Develop Application materials CAA (contact OVCS for assistance) April 1 Application Due Submit 2 hard copies, 1 electronic to OVCS CAA April 1 – April 20 All feedback sent by OVCS to CAA’s OVCS May 15 All changes made and approved by OVCS CAA (approval by OVCS) June 30 Date depends on notification of funding Contract preparation Timeline

9 Key points to consider Needs Assessments address all needs
Constantly improve your processes to get the best information possible Always conduct a review after to discuss strengths/weaknesses Key points to consider

10 Key Points to Consider Logic Model preparation requires needs,
operations, and measurement to complete This is first year for this requirement. You will need to begin thinking about improvement to this as soon as this application is submitted. OVCS expectation will be higher next year Requires input of multiple stakeholders Is it realistic, measurable, and clear? Key Points to Consider

11 Key points to consider Workplan operationalizes the Logic Model
OVCS expectations for next year much higher As detailed as you need to easily track success/challenges How all needs are met (identified, may be by partners) Key points to consider

12 Logic Model Logic Model is often confused with the work plan
LM is a support for planning and carrying out the plan Logic Model shows Changes that occur because of your activity Connects the operation of the program to measurable outcome Logic Model

13 Logic Model Group Exercise
You will be given information for your group (you can create your own) Follow the format of the Logic Model Template from left to right Focus on creating clear needs/problems and giving practical but innovative steps for meeting the needs Follow format Take the time to really discuss, and list problems/questions you came across Logic Model Group Exercise

14 Logic Model Group Exercise
Each group will report out for 3 to 5 minutes We will discuss NPI matchup These sample Logic Models will be sent out as resources to the Network Logic Model Group Exercise

15 Getting to a Workplan Needs assessment fed into Logic Model
Logic Model shows what we want to happen (the change) Workplan is how we get there, and how we know we’ve arrived Getting to a Workplan

16 Attachment 2 (Workplan)
Attachment 2 of the CSBG Application Instructions A list of the elements expected in the Workplan Attachment 2 (Workplan)

17 OVCS Expectations All identified needs addressed
Tied to existing or new programs Partners identified for those you can’t serve Includes agreements/resources needed, or those you have and how used Plan for building additional resources/partners Clear, measurable, impactful outcomes Outputs feed up into an outcome Long-term outcomes have a review process Specific, detailed Anyone that reads this should know what you’re doing and why OVCS Expectations

18 OVCS Expectations Responsibilities assigned
Timelines for completion of elements Who will track progress and how? The reports people receive, how used Processes for review of information Evaluation methods OVCS Expectations

19 Elements of the plan Programs/activities/strategies
The objective of each program (outcome) How it was derived Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-bound Who are you targeting? How are customers identified? Marketing of program (traditional, social media) Means of measuring outcomes Specific tools, people responsible Types of data Who will review it How its evaluated Concerns, things to develop Elements of the plan

20 Consider using a Responsibility Chart with Timeline
Break down to individual tasks, person responsible, support people needed, when due There will be upfront burden/work this year, but should become a regular update in future Elements of the plan

21 Elements of the Plan Individual program descriptions
How they fit into the agency mission How they tie specifically to the outcome and the need Elements of the Plan

22 Ultimate requirements
All applications must have a logic model and workplan Feedback will be given CAA’s must address/respond to feedback Technical assistance will be available This process should be constructive and will result in better contract documents Ultimate requirements

23 Eventual goal is that you can provide this workplan to anyone, and they can clearly know what you are doing and how For our office, this will enable us to understand program needs, what we should be expecting to see in reporting, and ways to target training/additional resources What is the point?

24 Final thoughts Your workplan is a tool. Develop it as such
Spend appropriate time on development For this year, there is an understanding that this will be a first step Next year, your workplan should be an instructive and useful guide to all things CSBG (and CSBG- related) Final thoughts

25 Thank you! Questions? Contact
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