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CSBG Data T/TA Project Summaries FY 2010

State Exemplary Practices Projects Supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Published: July 5, 2012
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Community Services Block Grants (CSBG)
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FY 2010 CSBG T/TA Project Summaries

 

FY 2010
Community Services Block Grant Training and Technical Assistance Program
 State Exemplary Practices Projects
Supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Office of Community Services
Administration for Children and Families

California/Nevada Community Action Partnership (Cal/Neva)

Amount
$150,000

Grant Recipient

California/Nevada Community Action Partnership
225 30th Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA  95816-3359
Telephone: (916) 443-1721

Project Director

Mr. Tim Reese, Executive Director
Organizational Description

The California/Nevada Community Action Partnership (Cal/Neva) is the member Association of California and Nevada Community Action Agencies (CAAs) and other non-profit organizations that together serve over four million low-income individuals each year.  Cal/Neva holds training sessions in a variety of areas to help its membership build capacity and a professional workforce.

Use(s) of Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Program Funds

Through the California Community Economic Development Exemplary Practices Project (CCEDEPP), Cal/Neva and the California Community Economic Development Association will identify a sustainable and replicable community economic development “best practices model.”  The CCEDEPP will define “best practices” based on input from CAAs and community economic development practitioners and create exemplary standards for four categories of projects: real estate development, business development, lending and services.  The new standards will be tested on existing projects considered exemplary and on the entire inventory of completed and proposed projects. 

Expected Outcomes

Cal/Neva and the California Community Economic Development Association will incorporate the new exemplary standards into training and technical assistance materials and will recommend a process for periodic updating of the standards.  The final products will be a set of assessment standards and a series of exemplary practice case studies.  This project will build capacity and provide Community Action Agencies with a tool to evaluate potential economic development projects before committing resources; design projects that meet the highest community standards; and provide the best returns to the communities and individuals they serve.