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 2018-2019 ARE:
- Project Goal 1: Maximizing and Aligning T/TA Resources across State CSBG Lead Agencies, State Associations, CSBG-eligible entities, and national technical assistance grantees to meet the needs of the CSBG Network in the State.
- Project Goal 2: Helping State CSBG Lead Agencies and CSBG Eligible Entities Implement, Meet and Exceed Organizational Standards in areas such as consumer input and involvement, community engagement, community assessment, organizational leadership, board governance, strategic planning, human resource management, financial operations and oversight, and data and analysis.
- Project Goal 3: Encouraging a Learning Culture that Embeds ROMA Next Generation in State CSBG Lead Agencies, State Associations, and CSBG-eligible entities in the region.
- Project Goal 4: Disseminating Information in a timely manner to all State CSBG Lead Agencies, State Associations, and CSBG-eligible entities.