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Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Coordination Data Capacity Building, 2016 - 2021

Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to provide guidance and support to Tribal TANF Child Welfare Coordination Grantees that promotes excellence in performance measurement, continuous quality improvement, and grantee-led collaborations between child welfare and TANF agencies in their tribal communities. The project is intended to (1) provide guidance to grantees in revising project logic models to align project activities with intended outcomes; (2) provide support for grantees’ identification and collection of performance measures to track project activities and outcomes; (3) provide support to grantees in using data for quality assurance and continuous quality improvement; (4) provide programmatic guidance on ways to strengthen Tribal TANF and Child Welfare coordination in order to strengthen outcomes specified by grantees in their applications; and (5) document these activities and lessons learned. This project will provide universal guidance and peer learning opportunities, as well as grantee specific guidance on a variety of topics which may include identification of measurable goals and objectives, data systems and data privacy, data analysis and interpretation, continuous quality improvement, and dissemination of program successes.

The contract was awarded to James Bell Associates.

The points of contact are Laura Nerenberg and Valeria Butler.

  • Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Coordination: Collaboration Assessment Tool

    Published: July 16, 2020

    Social service organizations and policy makers increasingly recognize that they can accomplish more and improve outcomes for those they serve when they work together with other organizations. They forge new partnerships, develop new relationships, and often implement changes to practice as a result of collaboration and coordination efforts.

    Collaboration and coordination efforts occur along a continuum, from early planning stages towards more fully developed or mature levels of partnership...

  • Tribal TANF—Child Welfare Coordination: Theory of Change and Logic Models

    Published: April 23, 2019

    A well-articulated theory of change and logic model are important tools in service delivery. These tools support programs in understanding and improving how a program functions. They provide a foundation for meaningful planning and monitoring of activities. A theory of change and logic model rely...

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