The Administrative Data Pilot competition is now live! The Application Guide, Application Form, and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are now available for interested potential applicants and other parties. Those interested in applying are asked to please complete the, optional but recommended, Letter of Interest form.
On January 18, 2017, Third Sector and Stanford hosted a second informational webinar where the application materials were reviewed and questions from potential applicants were answered. Please find links to the second webinar recording here and presentation slides here.
Third Sector Capital Partners and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality invite interested governments in California, Oregon, and Washington state to apply for services under a federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Administrative Data Pilot (ADP) grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
At least three governments conducting outcomes-oriented projects focused on economic opportunity will be selected to receive services under the program. Selected applicants will receive ongoing assistance in linking federal data (U.S. Census, IRS tax data, etc.) with local/state datasets, and technical assistance designed to improve their ability to use data to evaluate program operations and improve decision-making. Successful applicants will receive services up to $708,000 over the course of the two-and-a-half-year award period.
Services under this opportunity are designed to assist in the improvement of a specific project (whether currently operating or under development) for which access to administrative data is required to better estimate program impact, and to increase capacity for future outcome-oriented projects.
Government agencies participating in the SIF Administrative Data Pilot will expand their capacity to access datasets outside of their communities, analyze data to gain actionable insights made possible only by accessing data from state and federal sources, and deploy this knowledge to improve program best-practices and evidence over time. While each recipient must include a government partner, service providers, evaluators and other entities are also welcome components of applications under the program.
Read the press release announcing the funding award for the SIF Administrative Data Pilot here.
Application Information and Key Dates
Third Sector and Stanford hosted an initial informational webinar to present this opportunity to interested stakeholders and project partners. The webinar provided an overview of the Administrative Data Pilot opportunity, including: who is eligible to apply, the types of projects suitable for services, and key dates and milestones for the project, and allowed participants to ask questions of staff from Third Sector and Stanford. Please click here to view the webinar recording, or click here to view a copy of the presentation slides. Questions submitted during the webinar formed the basis of the Frequently Asked Questions document published alongside the application (released on January 9, 2017).
A second webinar, conducted on January 18, 2017, focused on reviewing the selection criteria and the scoring rubric used for application evaluation, and gave potential applicants further opportunities to ask questions of staff from Third Sector and Stanford. Please click here to view the second webinar recording, or click here to view a copy of the presentation slides.
- January 9, 2017 – Application released
- January 18, 2017 – Second informational webinar (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM PST)
- January 25, 2017 – Letters of Interest due (optional but recommended)
- February 17, 2017 – Applications due
- March 27, 2017 – Competition winnders announced
Letter of Interest
Please send any questions about the competition to SIFcompetition@thirdsectorcap.org.