Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. (Third Sector) is partnering with University of Pennsylvania’s Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP) on a two-and-a-half year, $2.4M Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant to provide technical assistance (TA) to up to five communities nationwide. To be selected, communities will have demonstrated leadership support for developing an IDS in their community and a commitment to using IDS to improve contracting for two-generation programs. This joint effort integrates Third Sector's expertise in performance-based contracting and AISP's national learning community and curriculum on Integrated Data Systems (IDS) for outcomes. The project will address the challenges of governments interested in measuring and improving two-generation outcomes (i.e., outcomes that foster the well-being of both parents and their children) by combining IDS with Pay for Success (PFS) contracting.
Five communities will be selected to receive TA from both Third Sector and AISP for the October 2017-December 2019 timeframe. During the TA period, governments will receive support from AISP on how to develop IDS that will link data across individuals within families and across agencies serving multiple family members (a common challenge when working to address the needs of vulnerable children and parents together) in order to measure and track progress towards identified outcomes. Third Sector will work with each community to leverage their data to develop PFS contracts for programs and services focused on two-generation outcomes.
By integrating the efforts of building an IDS alongside the development of PFS contracts, selected governments and their communities will be able to better use data to redirect resources through PFS contracts to measurably improve the lives of young children and their families.
Application Materials & Key Dates
Download a copy of the Request for Proposals here.
Read Frequently Asked Questions about the Competition here.
- Application Released: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
- Webinar for Interested Applicants: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 12pm-1pm EST
- Applications Due: Friday, July 28, 2017 by 5pm PST
- Competition Winners Announced: Week of September 11, 2017
Third Sector and AISP hosted a webinar on Tuesday, June 27th to present this opportunity to interested stakeholders and project partners. The webinar provided an overview of who is eligible to apply, the types of projects suitable for services, key dates and milestones for the project, as well as reviewed the selection criteria and the scoring rubric used for application evaluation and allowed participants to ask questions of staff from Third Sector and AISP.
To watch a recording of the webinar, please click here.
To read the slides presented at the webinar, please click here.
To read a list of questions and answers from the webinar, please click here.
Open Information Period
During the Open Information Period (June 20 – July 21, 2017), Third Sector will offer potential Applicants the opportunity to engage with Third Sector and AISP staff to answer questions related to the application criteria. Applicants will be limited to a maximum of 2 hours of engagement time. To schedule, please email SIFcompetition@thirdsectorcap.org.