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Staff Webinar Presenting the RSVP Re-Competition Webinar to RSVP Grantees. An Overview for State Program Staff May 2010. Today’s Agenda. Review the Purpose of Today’s Webinar Train the Trainer: Trial run of grantee webinar Preparation for Grantee Webinars: Staff Action Items

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Staff WebinarPresenting the RSVP Re-Competition Webinar to RSVP Grantees

An Overview for

State Program Staff

May 2010


Today s agenda
Today’s Agenda

  • Review the Purpose of Today’s Webinar

  • Train the Trainer: Trial run of grantee webinar

  • Preparation for Grantee Webinars: Staff Action Items

  • Your Questions

  • Your Feedback


Review of

Grantee Webinar


Rsvp re competition

RSVP Re-Competition

An Overview for

RSVP Grantees

May 2010


Webinar purpose
Webinar Purpose

  • To share key information, facts and timelines for RSVP Re-Competition

  • To review the Pre-Competition Evaluation Report that is required in the Serve America Act

  • To invite feedback


Webinar agenda
Webinar Agenda

  • Edward M Kennedy Serve America Act and changes introduced for Senior Corps programs overall

  • Review Requirements Governing RSVP Re-Competition

  • Review Pre-Competition Evaluation Report

  • Explore other Tools for Project Self-Evaluation

  • Look at Next Steps

  • Ask for your questions and feedback.


Rsvp re competition why
RSVP Re-CompetitionWhy?

Because of…

Reauthorization of the Corporation for National and Community Service and its Programs in the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act


Edward m kennedy serve america act
Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act

  • Enacted April 21, 2009

  • Reauthorizes and expands national service programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service by amending the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA).


Changes specific to senior corps programs in the serve america act
Changes Specific to Senior Corps Programs in the Serve America Act

  • Minimum age for SCP and FGP from 60 to 55

  • Income eligibility raised from 125% to 200% of the federal poverty level

  • “Federal Share of hourly stipend may not exceed $3.”

  • Competition for RSVP by 2013


Changes specific to senior corps programs in the serve america act1
Changes Specific to Senior Corps Programs in the Serve America Act

The biggest change for Senior Corps is re-competition in the RSVP grant portfolio

So…What does this mean?


Rsvp re competition facts
RSVP Re-Competition Facts America Act

  • Re-competition begins in fiscal year 2013 for the first time

  • Re-competition will be phased in during fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015

  • Successful grantees can receive an additional 3 year renewal grant

  • Re-competition continues as the standard protocol after it is introduced beginning in 2013

  • Before re-competition occurs, CNCS must provide RSVP grantees with TTA materials


Serve america act requirements governing rsvp re competition
Serve America Act Requirements Governing RSVP Re-Competition America Act

  • Grants remain at the same level of Federal Funding

  • The number of RSVP volunteers serving remains the same going into the competition

  • The geographic service areas remain the same

  • Disruption of volunteers is minimal


Who is working on rsvp re competition
Who is Working on America ActRSVP Re-Competition?

  • A team of RSVP Project Directors, CNCS Field Staff and CNCS HQ Staff was assembled to work on RSVP Re-Competition.

  • Each Cluster is represented.

    Thank-you Re-Competition Team!


Rsvp re competition working group project directors
RSVP Re-Competition America ActWorking GroupProject Directors


Rsvp re competition working group cncs staff
RSVP Re-Competition America ActWorking GroupCNCS Staff


Timeline when does rsvp re competition begin
Timeline: America ActWhen does RSVP Re-Competition Begin?

Re-Competition is implemented by “Class”:

  • Grant numbers beginning with “10” compete in fiscal year 2013

  • Grant numbers beginning with “08”compete in fiscal year 2014

  • Grant numbers beginning with “09” compete in fiscal year 2015


What happens prior to re competition
What Happens Prior to America ActRe-Competition?

The Serve America Act requires CNCS provide an evaluation that “….conveys information of program strengths and weaknesses and assists with program improvement; and be used as the basis for program improvement, and for the provision of training and technical assistance.” (Sec.2143.(5)(A)(B)


About the pre competition evaluation
About the America ActPre-Competition Evaluation

  • Each grantee will receive a customized report – also known as the “Evaluation”

  • Reports are for the benefit of the projects and not for CNCS

  • They will not be used to:

    • “Weed out” underperforming sponsors

    • Prevent participation in re-competing

  • Will not add to or subtract points from the rating of the next application

  • The evaluation reports are for the benefit of grantee self improvement and will not be used by CNCS.


When will rsvp grantees receive their customized pre competition evaluation reports
When will RSVP Grantees America ActReceive their Customized Pre-Competition Evaluation Reports?

Timeline

  • Projects will receive evaluation reports based on their grant renewal years:

    Pre-Competition Report Schedule:

  • 2008 Grants: September 2010

  • 2010 Grants: September 2011

  • 2009 Grants: September 2012


What is included in the pre competition evaluation report
What is included in the America ActPre-Competition Evaluation Report?

Components of

Pre-Competition Evaluations

  • A Pre-Competition Report from Senior Corps

  • A Community Stakeholder Survey


Component 1 pre competition evaluation report
Component 1 America ActPre-Competition Evaluation Report

Each report includes several chapters:

Chapter 1. Application Quality:

  • A summary of the strengths and suggested improvements from the 2nd-reviewer process based on the sponsor’s last grant renewal

    Chapter 2. Progress and Compliance:

  • A summary of performance measures progress and compliance – as assessed in the most current Monitoring Assessment Checklist

    Chapter 3. Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

  • Recommendations for project improvement with links to resources


Component 2 of the pre competition evaluation
Component 2 of the America ActPre-Competition Evaluation

The Community Stakeholder Survey

The survey helps answer these questions:

  • Does RSVP:

    • Strengthen the community?

    • Provide leadership in the area where they are experts?

    • Provide valuable and rewarding volunteer assignments?

    • Engage in the broader community?


Component 2 continued
Component 2 (continued) America Act

The Community Stakeholder Survey:

  • Was developed with the input of RSVP Project Directors and the public comment through the OMB process.

  • Is a systematic way for sponsors– using the project’s advisory council, sponsor board, or other group familiar with the RSVP project about the RSVP project - to gain insight and feedback from the community.

  • More ideas about how to deploy the survey and use the results will be shared at the RSVP workshop at the National Conference.

  • The important thing to remember is the survey is for the projects self improvement.

  • The survey is administered locally by the project and results stay with the project.

  • CNCS does not review or analyze results of the survey.


Other tools and tta resources available now
Other Tools and TTA Resources Available Now America Act

  • RSVP Re-Competition Online TA Guide: http://www.nationalserviceresources.org/rsvp-online-resource-guide

    Catalog of TTA materials prepared to help RSVP grantees prepare for re-competition.

  • CNCS Website: http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/serveamerica/index.asp

    • The Serve America Act

    • Additional documents will be posted as they are developed.



What s next
What’s Next? America Act


We want to hear from you
We want to hear from you America Act

Please email your questions or comments to [email protected]



Questions
Questions? America Act


End of grantee webinar
End of America ActGrantee Webinar


State staff action items prior to conducting the webinar for your rsvp grantees
State Staff Action Items Prior to Conducting the Webinar for Your RSVP Grantees

  • Customize email template for each RSVP grantee with:

    • Their dates for re-competition and evaluation report

    • The date and time for the webinar in your state

    • The link to the WebEx Meeting

      • Request webinar be set up by Cluster WebEX License Holder

    • Phone number for conference call.

      • Request conference call be set up by Admin Services

  • Send an email invitation to the RSVP Sponsor ED and Project Directors.

    • Each State Office will decide if a separate webinar is needed for PD and ED or if there will be one webinar.


Customize the email template
Customize the Email Template Your RSVP Grantees


Planning chart
Planning Chart Your RSVP Grantees


Planning tip
Planning Tip Your RSVP Grantees


Print presentation with notes
Print Presentation with Notes Your RSVP Grantees


Print presentation with notes1
Print Presentation with Notes Your RSVP Grantees


Rsvp re competition staff webinar
RSVP Re-Competition Staff Webinar Your RSVP Grantees

  • Questions

  • Feedback


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