Region IX Regional Performance and Innovation Consortium
Region IX RPIC LINKS – March 2015
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OCS Comment Period for Model State Plan Ends March 26!
The Office of Community Services (OCS) is requesting feedback from the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network on the proposed revision of the CSBG State Model Plan Application (Model State Plan). During the 60-day comment period OCS invites you to review the proposed revised Model State Plan and submit your comments…
Learn How It Will Impact You > WEBINARS NOW AVAILABLE ON NASCSP'S WEBSITE – The three-part webinar series discussing the Model State Plan with NASCSP and OCS is available on NASCSP's website…
The President's 2016 Budget proposals for OCS programs
OCS Director Jeannie Chaffin published a blog recently outlining these proposals. Please share across your social media outlets – view the 2016 ACF Congressional Budget Justification.
NCAP's UPDATED Organizational Standards Tools
Tools updated to reflect NEW IM 138! – UPDATED AGENCY SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOLS: The Partnership has released four newly updated tools: a self-assessment and State level tool for both Private (nonprofit) CAAs and Public (government entity) CAAs.
Check Out Why You Need to Attend NCAF's Conference!
NCAF 2015 Legislative Conference from March 24-27, 2015 in Washington D.C.
Comments Requested for OCS Draft IM RE: State & Federal Accountability Measures
Although OCS previously sought input on a set of draft State and Federal accountability measures, very significant changes have been made since based on input OCS received. OCS is now issuing a DRAFT Information Memorandum (IM) on the newly revised State and Federal Accountability Measures in order to identify any significant implementation concerns prior to issuance of the final guidance.
OCS expects to issue a final IM on the State and Federal Accountability Measures in about 120 days. During this period, if you have any comments on the DRAFT IM, or on the State and Federal measures specifically, please submit them to LaToya.Smith@acf.hhs.gov at the Office of Community Services – read the full Dear Colleague Letter.
Upcoming National Conferences
NCAF Legislative Conference | March 24-27, 2015 | Washington, DC
Head Start Annual Conference | March 30-April 2, 2015 | Washington, DC
CAPLAW Annual Conference | June 10-12, 2015 | Portland, OR
NCAP Annual Convention | August 25-28, 2015 | San Francisco, CA
NASCSP Annual Training Conference | September 15-18, 2015 | Sacramento, CA