In 2011, the Office of Community Services (OCS), as part of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), established 11 Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia in the nation to enhance state, regional, and national T/TA strategy for collaboration, capacity-building and exemplary practices in the CSBG network.
NYSCAA is the lead organization for Region II which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. As the lead in Region II, NYSCAA’s role is to serve as the regional focal point to lead T/TA capacity-building activities.
The major focus goals of the RPIC for FFY 2015-2016 are:
- Participating in Implementing and Meeting Organizational Standards – Region II will coordinate training on implementing and meeting organizational standards; and communicate with the State CSBG Lead Agency, national CSBG T/TA providers, and OCS staff to discuss the status of implementing and meeting organizational standards as well as any obstacles that the RPIC and CSBG-eligible entities in the region may face in this process.
- ROMA Next Generation Effort – Region II will assist State CAA Associations and CSBG-eligible entities in analyzing community needs assessment data, setting challenging service delivery goals, identifying evidence-based and evidence-informed service plans, and documenting outcomes based on the ROMA cycle of performance management; and coordinate training on State ROMA Next Generation performance management efforts.
- Disseminating Information – Region II will disseminate information in a timely manner to all CSBG-eligible entities by efficiently communicating information learned through OCS, the State CSBG Lead Agency, national CSBG T/TA providers, and other national partners.
- Coordinating T/TA Efforts- Region II will coordinate T/TA efforts with State CSBG Lead Agencies and national technical assistance grantees and will plan, organize, and communicate regional T/TA activities designed to address the collaboration, capacity-building, and exemplary practice needs of State Associations.