The Monitoring and Assessment Task Force, a group consisting of federal, state, and local Community Services Block Grant Network officials, created ROMA in 1994. Based on principles contained in the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, ROMA provides a framework for continuous growth and improvement among local Community Action Agencies and a basis for state leadership and assistance.
In 1998, the CSBG Reauthorization Act made ROMA implementation a requirement for receiving federal CSBG funds. This statutory mandate changed both the nature and pace of ROMA implementation throughout the CSBG Network.
Local Community Action Agencies are encouraged to undertake a number of ROMA implementation actions that focus on results-oriented management and accountability.
NASCSP Data keeps its members, the federal government, and other interested parties informed about issues related to CSBG and WAP through its publications and training.
The ROMA National Peer to Peer (NPTP) Training Project supports training and technical assistance throughout the country, so that Community Action Agencies can increase integration of ROMA into their management and administration.
The NPTP website provides a portal to the National Peer to Peer "Train the Trainer" Project, which operates on a fee-basis. The site serves several functions.
If you are interested in becoming a Nationally Certified ROMA Trainer, visit the NTPT website to learn more about this process and working with other CAAs to expand ROMA efforts.