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1 RSVP Re-Competition Update, Information and Preparing

2 Agenda Welcome Update Panel Discussion The Community Stakeholder Survey Charting Your Course Questions and Evaluation

3 Panel Presentation RSVP Re-Competition – what we know and what is not yet final Principles of the NOFA Grant Application Review Process (GARP) Regulations

4 GARP Managed by the Office for Office of Grants Policy and Operations Every application is evaluated fairly Used for all competitive grant decisions Review panels are composed of CNCS staff and peer reviewers Panel comes to consensus and makes recommendations Review by program staff Final Review by CEO

5 Community Stakeholder Survey

6 Prior to Re-Competition The Serve America Act requires that CNCS provide an evaluation that: …conveys information of program strengths and weaknesses and assists with program improvement; and [can] be used as the basis for program improvement, and for the provision of training and technical assistance. (Sec.2143.(5)(A)(B)

7 The Pre-Competition Evaluation Each grantee will receive a customized report from the Corporation - also known as the evaluation Evaluations are for grantee self-improvement and will not be used by CNCS for any purpose Evaluations will not be used to: Weed out underperforming sponsors Prevent participation in re-competition Evaluations will not affect the rating of future applications

8 Components of the Pre-Competition Evaluation 1.Report from Senior Corps 2.Community Stakeholder Survey

9 RSVP Pre-Competition Evaluation COMPONENT 1: An individualized report from CNCS Senior Corps HQ Addresses: Application quality Progress and compliance T/TA COMPONENT 2: A standardized Community Stakeholder Survey Addresses: Community involvement/ engagement Project leadership Volunteer assignment quality

10 The Community Stakeholder Survey Was developed with the input from RSVP Project Directors around the country and with input from the public through the OMB public comment process Your comments are always welcome! Contact us at

11 A very special THANK YOU to the following project directors for their valuable contributions ! Dorian Ely, NY Joanne Kozak, PA Barb Byrne, IL Dave Layton, IL Nancy Olson, ND Ceil Sperzel, IN Megan McCarthy, CA Brian Ropp, WA Kelley Wessels, OR Debra Bressler, VA Cheryl Freeman, FL Betty Ruth, AL Rita Massey, LA Delores Schwertner, TX Amy Websdale, AZ

12 Who Completes the Survey? The RSVP sponsor is the lead to organize a group to ensure there is local community participation in the project. Community Participation Group is the generic term we will use to describe this group. The group may be: The projects advisory council The sponsors board of directors Another group that is familiar with both the project and the community

13 WANTED: Group members who... Are knowledgeable about the human and social needs of the community Are competent in the field of community service and volunteerism Are capable of assisting the sponsor meet administrative and program responsibilities Have an interest in and knowledge of older adults Reflect the demographics of the projects service area

14 Hmmmm... This Doesnt Sound Like MY Community Participation Group... But that was then, and this can be now:

15 The RSVP Sponsors Role

16 Elements of the Survey Community Participation Group Partnerships Communication Outreach Project Impacts

17 Community Participation Group Survey questions address: The groups composition The groups role Individual members roles

18 Partnerships Survey questions address: Established/potential partnerships Diversity of partnerships Partner contributions

19 Communication Survey questions address: Communication between the RSVP project and its Community Partnership Group Communication between the RSVP project and those community partners that are not volunteer stations

20 Outreach Survey questions address: Strategic outreach planning Past, present and future outreach opportunities Local media

21 Project Impacts Survey questions address: Identifying community needs and their alignment with service activities Quality versus quantity Satisfaction with the project

22 Survey Action Items 1.Start the conversation 2.Create a timeline 3.Identify desired outcomes 4.Keep your eyes on the prize 5.Be open and honest

23 Chart Your Course

24 Many Thanks to the Working Group ClusterProject Director Name and State Atlantic Dorian Ely, New York Joanne Kozak, Pennsylvania North Central Barb Byrne, Illinois Dave Layton, Illinois Nancy Olson, North Dakota Ceil Sperzel, Indiana Pacific Megan McCarthy, California Brian Ropp, Washington Kelley Wessels, Oregon Southern Debra Bressler, Virginia Cheryl Freeman, Florida Betty Ruth, Alabama Southwest Rita Massey, Louisiana Delores Schwertner, Texas Amy Websdale, Arizona

25 More Atlantic ClusterMary Strasser, SPD, PA Yvonne Thomas, FFMC, PA North Central ClusterPaul Schrader, NC Area Manager, OH Pacific ClusterAmy Jo Dailey, SPD, OR Southern ClusterJackie Bishop, SPD, AL Betsy Wells, SPD, KY Southwest ClusterKira Weis, SPS, NM HeadquartersSenior Corps staff Tom Bryant, OGC Nathan Dietz, RPD Susan Rice, OGM

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