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Community Transformation Grant. Western District Coordinating Council for Public Health January 6, 2012. MaryAnn Amrich, Western District Liaison. Federal funding established through the Affordable Care Act Maine CDC applied – statewide proposal in partnership with the 9 districts

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community transformation grant

Community Transformation Grant

Western District Coordinating Council

for Public Health

January 6, 2012

MaryAnn Amrich, Western District Liaison

Federal funding established through the Affordable Care Act
  • Maine CDC applied – statewide proposal in partnership with the 9 districts
  • Western District Steering Committee submitted initial commitment to participate
  • Grant awarded is much smaller than budget proposed –Funding for each district:
    • $90,000 per year for 5 years (assuming funding continues)
  • District Coordinating Council-Steering Committee to oversee implementation, with fiscal agent managing the contract on DCC’s behalf
changes to the objectives
Changes to the Objectives

Required objectives:

  • Expanded nutrition beyond “Farm to School” to “improve nutrition policy”
    • Expanded this objective to include early child care
  • Broaden physical activity to include early childhood education & child care
changes to objectives
Changes to objectives

Optional objectives:

  • Active Community Environment Teams
  • Blood pressure & cholesterol control
ctg oversight implementation structure
CTG oversight/implementation structure

State level

District level

CTG Leadership Team (Subcommittee of Statewide PH Coord Council)

District Coordinating Council

HMPs and other partners

CTG Management Team

District CTG Oversight Committee

District Fiscal Agent

MCDC Division of Pop. Health (Tobacco, PAN, CVH programs)

MCDC Div. of Local Public Health

MCDC District Liaison

CTG staff

district roles responsibilities
District roles & responsibilities

District Coordinating Councils

  • Establish a sub-committee, called the CTG Oversight Committee with diverse district representation
  • Has MOU with district fiscal agent
district roles responsibilities1
District roles & responsibilities

DCC Oversight Committee

  • Working with District Liaison and CTG project manager, develop work plan and budget
  • Inventory district activities & gaps
  • Provide direction and oversight
  • Report progress to DCC
district roles responsibilities2
District roles & responsibilities

District Fiscal Agent

  • Enters into contract with Maine CDC to provide staff and fiscal management
  • Provide orientation regarding agency functions & HR requirements
  • Enter into MOU with DCC
  • Work with Oversight Committee to ensure implementation of CTG
district roles responsibilities3
District roles & responsibilities

District CTG staff

  • Coordinator hired through fiscal agent – designated as primary point of contact
  • Under direction of Oversight Committee, coordinate implementation of CTG work plan
district roles responsibilities4
District roles & responsibilities

District Liaison

  • Represent CTG management team and the Division of Population Health
  • Facilitate selection of CTG priorities and the development of the CTG work plan
  • Review work plans, qrtly & annual reports


  • Participate in inventory
  • Provide information on district strengths & weaknesses
  • Collaborate on strategies as they overlap with current work
where are we at
Where are we at?
  • Western DCC fiscal agent identified:

Community Concepts, Inc.

  • MOU drafted – ready to be signed
  • Maine CDC to contact Community Concepts re: contract – intended start date January 15
  • Need to conduct preliminary inventory – due January 18
    • 20 items to review/ 10 that are critical
  • Western DCC recruiting for Oversight Committee
what we need to do next
What we need to do next
  • Decide what objectives the district will focus on
  • Conduct a preliminary inventory: what programs are currently in the district; where are the gaps
  • Determine what level FTE coordinator we need
  • Develop a DCC Oversight Committee
your input
Your input
  • What objectives are important in western Maine?
  • What activities are already happening in western Maine related to the 4 CTG objectives? What are the gaps?
  • What is the best use of our district funding?