In 2011, the federal Office of Community Services, as part of the Administration for Children and Families, established 11 Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia in the nation to enhance state, regional, and national training and technical assistance (T/TA) strategy for collaboration, capacity-building and exemplary practices in the Community Services Block Grant Network.
CAP NJ is proud to be part of the RPIC. We are in Region II, which encompasses New York, New Jersey, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. As the lead organization for Region II, the New York State Community Action Association contracts with CAP NJ for provision of services to Community Action Agencies in New Jersey.
Our major focus will be on the following RPIC goals for FFY 2018-2019:
Maximizing and aligning T/TA (training and technical assistance resources across state CSBG lead agencies, state associations, CSBG-eligible entities, and national technical assistance grantees to meet the needs of the CSBG Network in the state.
Helping state CSBG lead agencies and CSBG-eligible entities implement, meet and exceed organizational standards in areas such as consumer input and involvement, community engagement, community assessment, organizational leadership, board governance, strategic planning, human resource management, financial operations and oversight, and data and analysis.
Encouraging a learning culture that embeds ROMA next generation in state CSBG lead agencies, state associations, and CSBG-eligible entities in the region.
Disseminating information in a timely manner to all state CSBG lead agencies, state associations, and CSBG-eligible entities.
These goals continue to help strengthen our network, and through training, technical assistance and support of our collaborative national partners, CAP NJ helps to redefine how we address the symptoms and causes of poverty, locally.