Louisiana applicants: Close of business, January 2, 2017
All other states: Close of business, January 29, 2017
All host sites MUST have a full-time staff member as a VISTA Supervisor.
Supervisors are responsible for recruiting, on-boarding, training, and providing guidance to the VISTA member. Additionally, they are also responsible for ensuring compliance with the VISTA program, reporting VISTA member progress, and communicating with Up2Us Sports and CNCS, when necessary.
VISTA members are a short-term resource to build the long-term sustainability of anti-poverty programs. All VISTA projects should be developed with a goal to phase out the need for VISTA members and strengthen the ability of the project to continue without them.
The following question addresses your plans for phasing the VISTA member out and new systems, processes or resources that will replace the VISTA after one to three years.
This includes timeline for project, specifically what systems the VISTA will put into place to build sustainability and/or resources the VISTA will generate that will support the longer term plan for the project.
The goals below are part of the CNCS Strategic Plan and guide our evaluation of applicants as well as reporting throughout the year. These agency-wide measures allow us to assess the individual and collective results of programs and continue to enhance program effectiveness. A common set of measures also expands our ability to account for the combined contributions of all of our grantees, sponsors and partners, as well as the state service commissions.
For the following questions, please refer directly to the RFP Service Activity Guidance document, below:
CNCS requires reporting on their selected Performance Measures. To read more about what these are, click here. If awarded a VISTA member you will select pre-identified Performance Measure targets that correspond to the VISTA project goals.
Up2Us Sports provides support and tools for reporting on the impact of VISTA members, but it is important that your organization is set up to collect and communicate the progress that your VISTA makes on their project.
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As a grantee of Up2Us Sports, all sites must follow regulations around supplementation, non-displacement and non-duplication of employees.
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