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ROMA for Boards Training Series- Observing & Reporting Progress & Results

This training is one of a series of seven training modules designed specifically for Community Action Agency Boards on the Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) cycle.These trainings are meant to be adapted by agencies to use in whatever way best engages Boards in the discussion about the ROMA cycle, either as short stand alone segments or to be joined together in as a full day workshop. Taken together, this training series will provide sufficient information for participants to be able to

Understand the foundational concepts that will help local agencies and the entire CSBG network increase their performance measurement and management capacity so that the Community Action National Goals are accomplished.
Recall and describe the basic elements of the Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) principles and practices
Discuss how all the elements of the ROMA Cycle, Organizational Standards and the Performance Management Framework work together
Understand how to meet and exceed Organizational Standards by greater focus on the ROMA Cycle
This specific training can be introduced at any point in the agency’s cycle. It will be useful to identify key concepts of data collection (observation) and using the data for reporting.

ROMA for Boards Training Series–Evaluation & Analysis of Data

This training is one of a series of seven training modules designed specifically for Community Action Agency Boards on the Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) cycle.These trainings are meant to be adapted by agencies to use in whatever way best engages Boards in the discussion about the ROMA cycle, either as short stand alone segments or to be joined together in as a full day workshop. Taken together, this training series will provide sufficient information for participants to be able to

Understand the foundational concepts that will help local agencies and the entire CSBG network increase their performance measurement and management capacity so that the Community Action National Goals are accomplished.
Recall and describe the basic elements of the Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) principles and practices
Discuss how all the elements of the ROMA Cycle, Organizational Standards and the Performance Management Framework work together
Understand how to meet and exceed Organizational Standards by greater focus on the ROMA Cycle
This specific training is designed to help the Board understand the importance of the new focus on “analysis of data” in the Performance Management Framework. This is one of the key elements of the Next Generation additions to ROMA. This overview will help to set the stage for more information that can be provided to interested Board members.

Putting Research into Practice: Two-Gen Practice and Opportunity Youth

Most two‐generation approaches focus on parents and young children, leaving vulnerable adolescents – including the 6.7 million 16 to 24‐ year olds who are neither working nor in school – without support. These “Opportunity Youth” face many obstacles to employment and self‐sufficiency and often come from backgrounds of entrenched poverty and instability.

ICF has synthesized research and resources below from the field on two‐generation approaches for opportunity youth, organized into four categories: Two‐Generation Program Need, Opportunity Youth Program Need, Promising Practices for Implementation, and Example Programs.

Community Needs Assessment Resource Guide

The execution of a regular Community Needs Assessment is a requirement for all CSBG Eligible Entities, and one of the nine category’s (Category 3) of the Organizational Standards. To assist with this critical activity, this resource guide shares key resources that have been curated to provide Community Action Agencies with comprehensive information and easy-to-use tools for each step of the Community Needs Assessment.

Access to Solar: Project Updates and Consumer Protection Cautions

Panel presentation from 2018 Annual Convention gave background on the consumer protection issues that accompany the growth of solar installations, with advice for state and local WAP networks in strategizing potential solar projects with reference to the differences between community solar, multi-family solar, and single family rooftop solar.

Current Utility Regulatory Issues and How You Can Respond

Panel presentation from 2018 Annual Convention discussing the major issues and key arguments for low-income advocates with specific attention to what state and local WAP networks should know and how they can engage on these issues.

Designing and Implementing Integrated Energy Assistance Programs

Presentation at the 2018 Annual Convention from Energy Outreach Colorado, an organization that has been a leading expert on issues impacting low-income energy consumers, and through strong public and private partnerships, has helped raise and leverage hundreds of millions of dollars to reduce energy costs and usage for low-income Coloradans. The organization also actively advocates for affordable energy policies including low-income community solar gardens

WAP Monitoring: The State Perspective and Ways Subgrantees Can Prepare

NASCSP and Michigan Education and Training Center staff shared important reminders on the roles and responsibilities within each level of Weatherization with specific attention to understanding the motivation behind state processes and strategies ensuring a strong grantee-subgrantee relationship.

ROMA Next Gen — “Beyond the Basics”

This module is designed to support a local Community Action Agency as they conduct, analyze, and compile a comprehensive CNA. It is intended to guide and enhance the process and final result of the CNA, as well as how it connects to other agency processes. It will also touch on how agencies can share and utilize their CNA for decision making, community partnerships, advocacy, grant writing, and planning

DOE WAP Update: A Discussion with Acting WAP Program Manager

Presentation at the 2018 Annual Convention that includes an update on the funding outlook and plans for response to the ACSI and Solution Summit feedback.

Whole Family Approach Building Blocks Resource Guide

The Whole Family Approach Building Blocks are a set of organizational touchstones essential to establishing a Whole Family Approach. The Building Blocks were developed by the Community Action Partnership based on best practices of Community Agencies who have successfully implemented the Whole Family Approach, as well as extensive research and direct conversations with subject matter experts from across the field. The Building Blocks are customized to reflect the organizational structure of Community Action Agencies, and are meant to serve as a guide for Community Action Agencies wanting to develop a Whole Family Approach to meet the needs of families in their community.
This resource guide lays out the components of each building block, side by side with curated resources to assist agencies with the implementation of the various building blocks.

Practitioner’s Guide: Environmental Emissions Non-Energy Benefits

A tool for WAP Practicioners seeking to locate and apply the results of sophisticated outcome evaluations from the ORNL Evaluation of WAP. This guide relates to the results of the nonenergy benefits study.

Practitioner’s Guide: Client Satisfaction Survey – WAP Service Delivery from the Client’s Perspective

A tool for WAP Practicioners seeking to locate and apply the results of sophisticated outcome evaluations from the ORNL Evaluation of WAP. This guide relates to the participant satisfaction after receiving WAP services.

Practitioner’s Guide: Baseline Occupant Survey Assessment of Client Status and Needs

A tool for WAP Practitioners seeking to locate and apply the results of sophisticated outcome evaluations from the ORNL Evaluation of WAP. This reports on the evaluation comparing participant data and behavior of pre-WAP to post-WAP clients.

Practitioner’s Guide: Energy Impacts for Large Multifamily Buildings

A tool for WAP Practicioners seeking to locate and apply the results of sophisticated outcome evaluations from the ORNL Evaluation of WAP. This guide relates to the energy savings, cost savings, and cost-effectiveness for large multifamily buildings.

 

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