Empowering Families Learning Community
Webinar: Procurement Processes, featuring the Children's Services Council of Broward County, Florida and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
During this webinar, Learning Community members discussed their procurement processes and shared examples of how they use data and partner with providers to fund strong programs that achieve positive outcomes for children and families. The Children's Services Council (CSC Broward) has a long history of leveraging data to inform policy decisions and resource allocation. In considering how to improve upon its already progressive procurement process, CSC Broward has made a strong commitment to racial equity and is seeking to build out channels to receive timely, qualitative feedback from frontline program staff. In contrast, Connecticut Office of Early Childhood's (OEC) use of data is still developing. Through a recent procurement, OEC has begun to work on cultivating an environment that breeds creativity and innovation by providing high levels of flexibility in program design and outcomes selection, with emphasis placed on collaborative goal setting and continuous program improvement. Together, these two examples show the range of ways outcomes-orientation can be embedded in procurement processes. To learn more about the Empowering Families Initiative, please click here.
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