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PWT Co-Chairs Meeting. October 3, 2012. Agenda. Welcome and Logistics Expectations and Updates Federal Formula Funds Pre-proposals Stakeholder Consortium Rapid Response Sharing Ideas and Experiences Wrap Up/Final Comments. Welcome & Logistics. Celeste Carmichael [email protected]

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Pwt co chairs meeting

PWT Co-Chairs Meeting

October 3, 2012


  • Welcome and Logistics

  • Expectations and Updates

  • Federal Formula Funds Pre-proposals

  • Stakeholder Consortium

  • Rapid Response

  • Sharing Ideas and Experiences

  • Wrap Up/Final Comments

Status of pwts
Status of PWTs

  • 48 formed between 2001 and 2012

  • 31 known to be currently active

  • At last PWT census (2010): 435 total members (average:19 members/PWT)

    • 40% campus-based

    • 40% off-campus educators

    • 20% stakeholders

Annual calendar
Annual Calendar

  • October: PWT co-chair meeting

  • January 15: Report deadline for previous fiscal year

  • August 1: Cutoff for special funds requests for current fiscal year

Strategic plan update
Strategic Plan Update


  • Agriculture and Food Systems

  • Natural Resources, Sustainable Energy, and Climate Change

  • 4-H Youth Development/Children, Youth, and Families

  • Nutrition, Food Safety and Security

  • Community and Economic Vitality


  • Stakeholder involvement

    • Studying needs and identifying issues

    • Highlighting areas needing research

    • Creating educational materials and designing learning experiences

    • Many models for how…


  • Annual report – due by January 15

    • Name of PWT

    • Co-chairs names and contact info

    • Membership list

    • Activities, accomplishments, outcomes, and impacts

We know
We know…

  • PWTs come and go

    • Petition for new PWTs (see web site)

    • Sometimes work is done

What you can expect from us
What you can expect from us

  • Special Needs funding for PWTs is currently being reviewed due to the concern about budgetary sequestration.  Stay tuned for updates as the budget picture becomes more clear.  Information will go out to PWT co-chairs.  Note that the links on the PWT website related to special needs funding are not currently active.

Federal formula fund pre proposals

Federal Formula fund Pre-Proposals

Margaret Smith

[email protected]

Tentative submission dates
Tentative Submission Dates

  • Similar to last year

  • Open early November

  • Deadline for submission early December

  • Reviews begin in late January

  • Decisions underway in March

Strong campus county connections are noted particularly pwt involvement
Strong Campus-county connections are noted….particularly PWT involvement

  • Preference will be given to proposals with a substantive link to an active PWT, all other factors being equal

  • No guarantees!

Old but important
OLD! But important PWT involvement

  • If integrated, objectives, budget and personnel need to show both Extension and Research

  • Application will ask for research and extension objectives separately & specifically

  • Both components need to be substantive

  • Preference given to Smith-Lever pre-proposals that include CCE educators (from counties) in program and budget

Tips guidance instructions
Tips, guidance, instructions PWT involvement

  • All available on submission Web site along right hand side

  • Includes information on allowable expenses

A new way of connecting stakeholder consortium

A new way of connecting - PWT involvementStakeholder Consortium

Rod Howe

[email protected]

External stakeholders and pwts
External Stakeholders and PWTs PWT involvement

  • Stakeholder input is key

  • Variety of methods for meaningful stakeholder input

  • External stakeholder involvement on PWTs is one important avenue

  • CCE/CUEAS/NYSAES: Applied Research and Extension Program Council

    An open, fair, and accessible process by which individuals, groups, and organizations may have a voice, and one that treats all with dignity and respect.

Spring 2013 consortium for pwts and program council
Spring 2013 Consortium for PWTs and Program Council: PWT involvement

  • Tentative Date: March 22

  • Location: Cornell Campus

  • Plenary session, time for PWTs to meet individually, lunch and displays

  • Interactive and facilitated discussion with external stakeholders

  • What PWTs should do now

Rapid response

Rapid Response PWT involvement

Deb Grantham [email protected]

Rapid response teams
Rapid Response Teams PWT involvement

  • Purpose: to enhance system ability to respond to emergencies

  • Already respond to emergencies: NY EDEN, CCE educators, campus faculty

  • Usually acute emergencies (major storm, flood, power loss, food contamination)

  • Preparation for “slow motion” emergencies harder (drought, for example)

  • To participate: contact Deb Grantham, dgg3

Development of model team
Development of model team PWT involvement

  • Convened small group that agreed to develop drought rapid response team as model

  • NY EDEN, NE Climate Center, NYS WRI, others

  • Collecting some guidance materials and some resources related to drought

  • Many materials archived by NY EDEN

  • Possible planning session at Ag Inservice

  • Will expand efforts beyond initial small group

Your ideas what works suggestions

Your Ideas - PWT involvementWhat works? Suggestions?

Deb Grantham

Sharing ideas and experiences
Sharing Ideas and Experiences PWT involvement

  • Stakeholder Engagement Approaches

  • Projects and Activities

  • Uses of Special Needs Funding

  • What would support and facilitate your work?

    • Maximizing benefits; minimizing costs