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Meeting of State Commission Executive Directors Discussion of T/TA Prioirities/Issues, April 5, 2005 1 AC T/TA Funds projected for FY 06 Statutory Realities.

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1 Meeting of State Commission Executive Directors Discussion of T/TA Prioirities/Issues, April 5, AC T/TA Funds projected for FY 06 Statutory Realities Appropriations restrictions – Subtitle C is AmeriCorps-specific and Subtitle H – is flexible. Appropriations restrictions – Subtitle C is AmeriCorps-specific and Subtitle H – is flexible. T/TA for AmeriCorps programs used to be mostly H, now all C (both providers and PDAT). T/TA for AmeriCorps programs used to be mostly H, now all C (both providers and PDAT). T/TA for commissions - mostly H. T/TA for commissions - mostly H. T/TA Priority Project 06 budget Appropriation 1. TA for State commissions $1 million Subtitle H 2. PDAT $5,745,000 + $412,000 $6,157,000 Sub-total Subtitle C Subtitle H 3. National Providers $2.4 million Subtitle C Total$9,557,000

2 Meeting of State Commission Executive Directors 2 Discussion of T/TA Prioirities/Issues, April 5, Working Assumptions behind T/TA to State Commissions (from conference calls and input from T/TA Planning Working Group) Need to provide: An annual Grantee Conference/Training An annual Grantee Conference/Training Semi-annual staff training Semi-annual staff training EDs meeting & EDs training EDs meeting & EDs training Commissioner training Commissioner training Tailored plans for each state commission Tailored plans for each state commission More web resources More web resources Needs to be a working partnership of PO working w/ and thru OLDT resources.

3 Meeting of State Commission Executive Directors 3 Discussion of T/TA Prioirities/Issues, April 5, Working Assumptions behind PDAT One size does not fit all – guidelines should be as flexible as possible One size does not fit all – guidelines should be as flexible as possible If more PDAT funds were available, some (but not all) commissions would be able to make use of additional resources. If more PDAT funds were available, some (but not all) commissions would be able to make use of additional resources. As PDAT is funded through C, national directs in the state should benefit as well. As PDAT is funded through C, national directs in the state should benefit as well. More commissions would engage in capacity-building beyond AC and do collaborative planning with other service partners if more funds were available and the funds were more flexible. More commissions would engage in capacity-building beyond AC and do collaborative planning with other service partners if more funds were available and the funds were more flexible. Need to do more data collection around how PDAT is used and the impact. Need to do more data collection around how PDAT is used and the impact.

4 Meeting of State Commission Executive Directors 4 Discussion of T/TA Prioirities/Issues, April 5, 2005 PDAT Trends (from progress reports and 2001 study) Every year, about 30% report un-obligated balances at the end of the year. Every year, about 30% report un-obligated balances at the end of the year. About 15% report leveraging additional PDAT funds for training. About 15% report leveraging additional PDAT funds for training. About 75% hire a staff member with PDAT (of staff 50% FT, 50% PT). About 75% hire a staff member with PDAT (of staff 50% FT, 50% PT). A few contract out their PDAT funds. A few contract out their PDAT funds. About 80-90% use PDAT for newsletters/website. About 80-90% use PDAT for newsletters/website. About 75% host some type of annual State- wide conference. About 75% host some type of annual State- wide conference. Between 95% train members using PDAT usually in connection with orientation/launch. Between 95% train members using PDAT usually in connection with orientation/launch. Between 80-90% train program staff Between 80-90% train program staff About 15% provide T/TA beyond AC About 15% provide T/TA beyond AC About 50% do outreach and partnership building, but only 5% convene all service partners in state for joint T/TA planning About 50% do outreach and partnership building, but only 5% convene all service partners in state for joint T/TA planning About 50% use PDAT to support attendance at national trainings. About 50% use PDAT to support attendance at national trainings.

5 Meeting of State Commission Executive Directors 5 Discussion of T/TA Prioirities/Issues, April 5, Working Assumptions behind national providers (from conference calls and focus groups 2002, 2003, 2004) One size does not fit all – wide variance in use across commissions. Need better process for allocating resources to states. One size does not fit all – wide variance in use across commissions. Need better process for allocating resources to states. Different T/TA methods/approaches work better in different kinds of learning situations. Different T/TA methods/approaches work better in different kinds of learning situations. Work should be competency-based and support both emergent needs and Corporation strategic priorities. Work should be competency-based and support both emergent needs and Corporation strategic priorities. Topics/competencies should be CNCS-specific (as opposed to generic topics). Topics/competencies should be CNCS-specific (as opposed to generic topics). Recently validated 8 competencies critical for success in running a national service program through process to draft new NOFA for new providers. Recently validated 8 competencies critical for success in running a national service program through process to draft new NOFA for new providers. Moving more toward production/dissemination of knowledge as opposed to direct training. Moving more toward production/dissemination of knowledge as opposed to direct training. Some states have more local training resources to draw from than others. Some states have more local training resources to draw from than others. Need to do more data collection on how providers are used and their impact. Need to do more data collection on how providers are used and their impact.

6 Meeting of State Commission Executive Directors 6 Discussion of T/TA Prioirities/Issues, April 5, core competencies Individuals working with national and community service programs and projects will be able to: 1. recruit, place, train, supervise, and evaluate national service participants; 2. leverage their program or project to recruit or manage additional community volunteers; 3. work with others (individuals and organizations, both faith-based and secular) to identify community needs, leverage community assets and position their program or project as a catalyst for community strengthening; 4. develop a sustainability plan, identify potential sources of funds, develop proposals, and present requests for assistance; 5. define or refine performance results, outcome and output indicators, and make use of appropriate data collection instruments for reporting on the performance of their programs and projects; 6. develop and maintain sound fiscal and organizational management systems and practices compliant with federal laws and regulations and Corporation requirements; 7. recruit, integrate, and retain persons with disabilities into national service programs and projects; and 8. effectively use the Corporation's electronic grant management and member tracking system.


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