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SCF Research An Assessment of SCF

Published: July 3, 2013
Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF)
Publications/Reports, Research

This report presents the findings of an extensive evaluation undertaken by the Urban Institute to assess the services, promising practices, and challenges that emerged during the two-year SCF initiative. Conducted from October 2009 to September 2012, the evaluation used both primary and secondary data. Primary data collection includes surveys of SCF grantees and FBCOs that received capacity-building assistance, telephone interviews with grantees, and site visits to eight grantees and selected FBCOs receiving assistance from these grantees. Secondary data include information derived from grantee quarterly performance progress reports (PPRs), ARRA 1512 reports, and grantee applications and work plans.