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  • LIHEAP Tools Managing for Results Primer

    Published: June 1, 1999
    LIHEAP grantees should plan for and measure the results of their work and strive to produce improved services and benefits for people. A well-run managing-for-results process would help to achieve this goal.  The major purpose of this simple “How To” primer is to demystify the managing-for-results process.
  • CSBG Recorded Call on Corrective Action, Termination or Reduction of Funding for CSBG Eligible Entities

    Published: July 13, 2012
    CSBG Recorded Call on Corrective Action, Termination or Reduction of Funding for CSBG Eligible Entities, Based on Information Memoranda (IM) #116
  • CSBG Tools Top-Notch CAAs

    Published: August 7, 2012
    Dissemination of CAPLAW's new six-section toolkit for CAAs.
  • CSBG Tools ARRA Technical Assistance: ARRA Risk Assessment Presentation to States

    Published: August 10, 2012
    CSBG ARRA Risk Assessment Presentation to States
  • SSBG T &TA Hurricane Sandy Grant and Contract Vulnerabilities

    Published: May 15, 2014
    The page contains Hurricane Sandy Grant and Contract Vulnerabilities.
  • AFI Resource Guide: Building Financial Capability

    Published: March 26, 2015
    Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services (available for download below), is an interactive guide for community-based organizations interested in integrating financial capability services into existing programs (e.g. housing, job training, or Head Start). The interactive tools in the guide walk organizations step-by-step through the process of developing an integration plan, beginning with developing a deeper understanding of clients’ financial circumstances and which financial capability services can help them improve their situations. The guide also includes tools to help organizations determine how best to provide financial capability services—whether through referrals, partnerships, or in-house. The final step in the process is the creation of a logic model that serves as a comprehensive roadmap for implementing the integration plan. Building Financial Capability is a practical resource for organizations providing financial capability services for the first time as well as those that want to improve or expand existing efforts. Since this resource was published, the links to tools in the PDF no longer work. In order to access all the tools, go to https://prosperitynow.org/tools-building-financial-capability-plannin.... To learn more about the guide, view the associated training video series.
  • LIHEAP Resurce Guide Winter Preparedeness Information

    Published: October 27, 2015
    It’s October, and cooler temperatures are already here for many American families across the nation.  As we transition from a relatively mild summer, there are some actions we can take now to ensure a safer winter.
  • AFI Resource Guide: Financial Capability Integration in Rural Communities

    Published: May 19, 2017
    This brief shares lessons learned about integrating financial capability services into existing programs at four organizations serving rural communities. Financial capability is the capacity—based on knowledge, skills, and access—to manage financial resources effectively. This brief is organized into three sections: selecting financial capability services, deciding who will provide services, and identifying the right points in time to integrate financial capability services.
  • AFI Resource Guide: Financial Capability and Head Start

    Published: May 19, 2017
    The following briefs are resources on financial capability topics for Head Start/Early Head Start programs. Assessing Head Start & Early Head Start Families’ Financial Capability This brief outlines strategies and tools Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) can use to gain a deeper understanding of how HS/EHS families are managing their finances to decide which services might help them build financial capability. Financial Coaching in Head Start Programs This brief discusses financial coaching in Head Start settings and presents methods for providing financial coaching as well as training resources for programs interested in building staff capacity to become financial coaches.
  • AFI Resource Guide: Roles for Intermediary Organizations in Fostering Financial Capability Integration

    Published: May 19, 2017
    This brief shares lessons learned from three local intermediary organizations that have supported nonprofits in their efforts to integrate financial capability services into existing program. Financial capability is the capacity—based on knowledge, skills, and access—to manage financial resources effectively.
  • AFI Resource Guide: Performance Progress Report (PPR) Overview

    Published: August 4, 2017
    AFI Performance Progress Report (PPR) Overview
  • AFI Resource Guide: Performance Progress Report (PPR) New Data Requirements

    Published: August 4, 2017
    AFI Performance Progress Report (PPR) New Data Requirements
  • AFI Resoure Guide: How to Find, Edit, and Submit PPRs in OLDC

    Published: August 4, 2017
    How to Find, Edit, and Submit AFI PPRs in OLDC
  • AFI Tool: PPR Long Form Information

    Published: August 4, 2017
    Annual AFI PPR Long Form Overview
  • AFI Tool: PPR Short Form Information

    Published: August 4, 2017
    AFI PPR Short Form Overview
  • AFI Tools: Optional Excel Data Tracking Tools for the PPR

    Published: August 4, 2017
    Optional Excel Data Tracking Tools for the AFI PPR
  • AFI Tools Federal Financial Report (SF-425) Overview

    Published: August 4, 2017
    AFI Federal Financial Report (SF-425) Overview
  • AFI Resourde Guide: Reporting Requirements Overview

    Published: August 4, 2017
    AFI Reporting Requirements Overview
  • AFI Tools: Instructions for Old Performance Progress Reports (SF-PPRs)

    Published: August 4, 2017
    Instructions for Old Performance Progress Reports (SF-PPRs)
  • AFI Tools: Optional Narrative Template for PPRs

    Published: June 2, 2017
    NOTE: See the AFI PPR Overview page for additional information. The AFI PPR is set up in OLDC to allow grantees to upload an optional narrative file to field 10 on the Cover Page. Grantees are encouraged to use the optional narrative to explain their AFI PPR data, particularly in cases in which the data may look like it is incorrect, such as a reduction from a prior report in a cumulative field. The OLDC system generates warning messages for situations that are unexpected, so if you get warning messages on your AFI PPR and you confirm that your data is correct, we recommend explaining that data in the narrative. Additionally, grantees may want to use the narrative to: Provide additional details about your AFI grant that will help AFI program staff understand how the project operates, current successes, and current challenges. Share the story of a successful partnership that shows how AFI can leverage the work of other organizations, or of a successful participant that shows the impact AFI can have of for an individual or family. The Office of Community Services (OCS) has created optional templates that grantees can use for the narrative file. These templates (available for download below) follow the structure of the AFI PPR forms and include areas for grantees to input key data, such as grant number.
  • AFI Toolkit: Building Strong Partnerships Webinar (2016)

    Published: July 27, 2017
    In this 2016 webinar, AFI grantees share examples of how they’ve identified and built relationships with financial institutions and other local institutions such as small business associations, social service providers, businesses, etc.
  • AFI Toolkit: Data Collection Methods Webinar (2017)

    Published: July 27, 2017
    In this webinar from 2017, AFI grantees share their experiences using different platforms for data collection. This webinar is part of the AFI Peer Learning Virtual Coffee Series, which is a series of webinars that feature guest speakers and presenters from peer grantees or community partners of grantees.
  • AFI Toolkits: Making the Case for your AFI Project—Success Stories and Project Evaluations Webinar (2017)

    Published: September 22, 2017
    This 2017 webinar features AFI grantees sharing how they have used participant success stories and evaluation data to make the case to stakeholders—including non-federal funders, boards, and organizational leadership. This webinar is part of the AFI Peer Learning Virtual Coffee Series, which is a series of webinars that feature guest speakers and presenters from peer grantees or community partners of grantees.
  • AFI Tools - 5 Steps for Successfully Submitting the PPR Video (2017)

    Published: July 27, 2017
    This 5 minute video from 2017 goes through the critical final steps required for submitting AFI PPRs in OLDC: Save, Validate, Certify, e-sign, and Submit. Reports are not actually submitted until you click the submit button and see a status of either ‘Submitted’ or ‘Submitted with Warnings.’
  • AFI Tools: Resources for Building Partnerships

    Published: July 27, 2017
    Building Partnerships  

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