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  • Analysis Plan for Cost-Benefit Analysis: National Evaluation of the Second Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0)

    Published: February 12, 2020
    This document presents an analysis plan for the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) to be conducted as part of the National Evaluation of the Second Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0) Program. The National Evaluation includes 27 nontribal grantees funded in 2015. Findings from the CBA—how the social costs (mostly program spending) compare with the social benefits (mostly earnings gains)—will be important to understanding the value of programs such as HPOG....
  • National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 2.0): Analysis Plan for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation Short-Term Impact Report

    Published: February 12, 2020
    The HPOG Program is designed to deliver high-quality training in the health professions to eligible individuals. A National Evaluation of 27 grants awarded in 2015 as part of the second round of HPOG grants (HPOG 2.0) is currently underway. The National Evaluation will include an Impact Evaluation of the Program’s impacts on participants and its costs and benefits, as well as a Descriptive Evaluation of the implementation, outcomes, and local service delivery systems of the grants...
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 3 – February 6, 2020

    Toolkit for Home Visiting Program Awardees and Much (Much) More Featured items in this issue: Community Readiness Toolkit for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Awardees The Culture of Continuous Learning Project: A Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) for Improving Child Care and Head Start Quality Opportunities and Challenges for Tribal HPOG 2.0 Grantees in Rural Settings Exploring the Use of Mapping with Child Care Data How to Use the CCDF Policies Database
  • Implementing Healthcare Career Pathway Training Programs in Rural Settings: Responsive Approaches by Tribal HPOG 2.0 Grantees

    Published: February 5, 2020
    This practice brief is one in a series developed by the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0 evaluation team. The briefs are used to disseminate findings from the evaluation of the Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program. The Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program supports demonstration projects that provide eligible individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the healthcare field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand...
  • Behavioral Interventions Scholars Grants Summary Chart – FY19

    Published: January 24, 2020
    The Behavioral Interventions Scholars (BIS) grant program supports dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are applying a behavioral science lens to specific research questions relevant to social services programs and policies and other issues facing low-income and vulnerable families in the United States. The third round of BIS grants was awarded in 2019.
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 2 – January 23, 2020

    Findings from our Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) Fatherhood Study Featured items in this issue: Applying Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques to Employment Programming for Fathers Implementation of the Just Beginning Curriculum for Enhancing Father-Child Relationships Learn about our Division of Economic Independence's Work in 2019 The Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration: Cost Analysis of the STEP Forward Program
  • Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency: Fiscal Year 2019

    Published: January 13, 2020
    This portfolio of research describes all of the active or newly funded projects of our Division of Economic Independence in Fiscal Year 2019. The report covers five different topic areas, showing the breadth of our family self-sufficiency research. 
  • ACF OPRE News Vol. 8 Issue 1 – January 9, 2020

    The Cost of Subsidized Employment Programs in San Francisco and Minnesota & Much More Featured items in this issue: Examining the Cost of a Subsidized Employment Program for Low-Income Individuals in San Francisco Cost Findings from Evaluation of the Minnesota Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (MSTED) Native Language and Cultural Experiences Among the American Indian and Alaska Native Children in Region XI Head Start Key Descriptive Findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Study 2017
  • The Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration: Cost Analysis of the Minnesota Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration

    Published: January 8, 2020
    The Minnesota Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (MSTED) is testing the effectiveness of subsidized employment for individuals enrolled in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Minnesota’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, who were unable to find employment after participating in the state’s existing welfare- to-work program. MFIP employment counselors, who work with adults expected to meet the federal work activity requirements...
  • The Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration: Cost Analysis of the STEP Forward Program

    Published: January 8, 2020
    STEP Forward was a voluntary program in San Francisco that aimed to connect low-income job seekers to the labor market by using public funds to temporarily subsidize individuals’ wages, known as subsidized employment, with the goal of ultimately increasing permanent unsubsidized employment among this population. The program was operated by the Human Services Agency of San Francisco (HSA) under the umbrella of JOBsNOW!, HSA’s broader subsidized employment initiative...

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