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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
Audience:
Community Services Block Grants (CSBG)
Category:
About, Data
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authority, guidelines, participant, poverty, uses


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

Michigan Community Action Agency Association (MCAAA)

 

Amount
$150,000

Grant Recipient

Michigan Community Action Agency Association
2173 Commons Parkway
Okemos, MI 48864
Telephone: (517) 321-7500
 

Project Director

Ms. Pamela Ferris, Resource Director

Organizational Description

Michigan Community Action Agency Association (MCAAA) is a membership organization for 30 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) which provide multiple human service programs in all 83 counties throughout the State of Michigan.  For more than 30 years, the members of MCAAA have served as advocates for low-income individual and families.

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

MCAAA’s project is a Statewide CAA Database, a web-based software interface system.  The “interface solution” will be a combination of licensed software and a custom interface engine between the base software system and multiple Federal, State and private systems.  MCAAA will investigate options regarding the use of a centrally maintained application and data server or locally maintained server.  MCAAA will host the web-based software, provide training to its 30 member CAAs, and conduct a targeted assessment of program implementation and effectiveness.

Expected Outcomes

MCAAA expects to integrate multiple data technologies into a cohesive computing system that increases client service capability.  Benefits of the proposed “interface solution” will allow for: single entry of client data to determine basic program eligibility; single interface to multiple systems; consolidation, improved speed, and accuracy of client, agency and State reports; interfaces with separate fiscal systems; improved security; and improved client service capability.