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SIF Pay for Success Subgrantee Competitions

Social Innovation Fund: Pay For Success.

In 2014, SIF Pay for Success Grantees released Requests for Proposals to select state and local government entities and nonprofit organizations to receive Pay for Success technical assistance and funding. The briefs: “Submitting Your Best Application to Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Grantees” and “An Analysis of Non-Selected Applications to Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Grantees” present an assessment of how SIF PFS Grantees scored applications, and findings from selected and non-selected applications. Applicants may review these briefs in order to submit a strong application for Pay for Success technical assistance or funding from a SIF PFS Grantee.

Six SIF PFS grantees will be holding competitions for state and local governments and nonprofit organizations to receive subawards for either feasibility assessment and capacity building or transaction structuring support.  Please review the descriptions below of PFS grantees’ upcoming competitions.


December 4, 2015
Institute for Child Success (early childhood development, education)

January 4, 2016
Corporation for Supportive Housing (supportive housing)
National Council on Crime and Delinquency (juvenile justice, child welfare)
Third Sector Capital Partners (youth workforce development)
University of Utah Policy Innovation Lab (multiple)

March 1, 2016 (estimated)
Nonprofit Finance Fund (multiple)


Corporation for Supportive Housing

csh.org/pfs

Overview

Grantee Mission

To advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources, and build healthy communities.

Description of the Grantee’s SIF Pay for Success Activity

Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) is working to help strengthen the pipeline of Pay for Success projects that advance supportive housing by working with state and local governments, managed care organizations and their non-profit partners. CSH will provide technical assistance to these projects, building their capacity to pursue Pay for Success pilots that improve outcomes and reduce costs for high-cost vulnerable populations, namely homeless individuals, disabled persons residing in institutional settings or super utilizers of health care settings or other crisis resources.

About the Awards

Type of Entity Eligible to Apply

State, local, or tribal government entities, managed care organizations, nonprofit organizations

Geography Where the Applicant MUST be Located

N/A

Areas of Grantee Priority/Preference

Applicants that demonstrate strong evidence of end payer commitment

SIF Focus Area(s) the Grantee Will Engage through Awards

Economic Opportunity, Healthy Futures

Any Specific Issue Areas that the Grantee Will Limit Itself to Engaging through Awards

Supportive housing

Anticipated Number of Awards

4-6

Cash and/or Services Provided

Cash and services

If Providing Cash, How Much Per Award (Estimated)?

Up to $15,000 per award

If Providing Services, What Is the Value (Estimated)? Utilizing a Coaching or Consulting Model of Technical Assistance? 

Up to $135,000 per award.  Services will be provided in a consultant model.

Match Requirements of Applicants

At least $45,000 in in-kind staffing funded by non-federal sources

Commitment Requirements of Applicants (e.g., of staff, stakeholders)

None as part of threshold eligibility criteria

Dates

Webinars / Info Sessions

January 14, 2016 and February 4, 2016 (tentatively)

RFP Open

January 4, 2016

Letter of Interest / Intent Due

Febraury 1, 2016 (encouraged, but not required)

RFP Close

February 19, 2016

 

Institute for Child Success

pfs.instituteforchildsuccess.org

Overview

Grantee Mission

To ensure the success of all young children by:

  • Proposing smart public polices, grounded in research,
  • Advising governments, nonprofits, foundations, and other stakeholders on strategies to improve outcomes, 
  • Sharing knowledge, convening stakeholders, embracing solutions, and accelerating impact, and
  • Fostering the next generation of leaders.

Description of the Grantee’s SIF Pay for Success Activity

The Institute for Child Success (ICS) is working to help government and service providers use Pay for Success financing to improve outcomes for children and families.  ICS offers an innovative coaching model, where ICS guides jurisdiction staff through the process of assessing the feasibility of Pay for Success for funding early childhood outcomes, building their capacity to use outcome-based financing in the future. In partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund, ICS is also building the capacity of early childhood service providers.

About the Awards

Type of Entity Eligible to Apply

State, local, or tribal government entities; providers of early childhood interventions

Geography Where the Applicant MUST be Located

N/A

Areas of Grantee Priority/Preference

Applicant jurisdictions in Southern, tribal, and/or rural areas with particularly poor child outcomes and jurisdictions that have not closed a Pay for Success transaction

SIF Focus Area(s) the Grantee Will Engage through Awards

Economic Opportunity, Healthy Futures, Youth Development

Any Specific Issue Areas that the Grantee Will Limit Itself to Engaging through Awards

Early childhood, health, education, and well-being

Anticipated Number of Awards

4

Cash and/or Services Provided

Services

If Providing Cash, How Much Per Award (Estimated)?

N/A

If Providing Services, What Is the Value (Estimated)? Utilizing a Coaching or Consulting Model of Technical Assistance?  

Up to $150,000 per award.  Services may be provided in a coaching model or a consultant model, depending upon need of applicant.

Match Requirements of Applicants

If the applicant applies for ICS’s coaching model, at least $35,000 of non-federally-funded staff time.

If the applicant applies for ICS’s consulting model, at least $35,000 in non-federal cash match.

Commitment Requirements of Applicants (e.g., of staff, stakeholders)

Applicants seeking to take advantage of ICS’s coaching model must identify staff to receive coaching and assistance to complete the feasibility study. 

  • One senior executive branch official who can prioritize and oversee the project (5% time)

  • One lead staff person who can arrange meetings, gather information and perform much of the work (ideally 100%; minimum 50%)

  • One or more staff with access to relevant data (e.g. child welfare, Medicaid, education) who can conduct analyses as needed (5-15%)

  • One lawyer who can address any legal concerns (e.g. data sharing agreements) (as needed)

  • One budget official who can review and advise on cost savings analyses and potential funding sources (1%)

Dates

Webinars / Info Sessions

January 14 and 26, 2016

RFP Open

December 4, 2015

Letter of Interest / Intent Due

January 29, 2016 (encouraged, but not required)

RFP Close

February 19, 2016 for full consideration; March 18, 2016 (late applications)

 

National Council on Crime and Delinquency

nccdglobal.org

Overview

Grantee Mission

To promote just and equitable social systems for individuals, families, and communities through research, public policy, and practice. NCCD applies research to policy and practice in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare, develops data-driven innovations to improve safety and well-being outcomes and advising hundreds of agencies on effective and cost-efficient policies, strategies, and programs.

Description of the Grantee’s SIF Pay for Success Activity

National Council on Crime and Delinquency is working to help state / local governments and service providers determine the feasibility of using Pay for Success to promote positive youth development interventions with a focus on 1) juvenile justice or child welfare system-involved youth or youth at risk of entering or crossing over into these systems, and 2) addressing high rates of racial disparity in these systems.

About the Awards

Type of Entity Eligible to Apply

State, local, or tribal government entities; nonprofit organizations

Geography Where the Applicant MUST be Located

N/A

Areas of Grantee Priority/Preference

Applicants that commit to providing in-kind contribution of staff time

SIF Focus Area(s) the Grantee Will Engage through Awards

Youth Development

Any Specific Issue Areas that the Grantee Will Limit Itself to Engaging through Awards

Positive youth development interventions, defined as interventions that strengthens success in school, active citizenship, productive work, and healthy and safe lives for youth

Anticipated Number of Awards

Up to three

Cash and/or Services Provided

Services

If Providing Cash, How Much Per Award (Estimated)?

N/A

If Providing Services, What Is the Value (Estimated)? Utilizing a Coaching or Consulting Model of Technical Assistance?

Up to $250,000 per award.  Services will be provided in a consultant model.

Match Requirements of Applicants

At least $50,000 of match funding, in-kind or cash match from non-federal sources

Commitment Requirements of Applicants (e.g., of staff, stakeholders)

None as part of threshold eligibility criteria

Dates

Webinars / Info Sessions

January 12, 2016

Individual sessions scheduled upon request

RFP Open

January 4, 2016

Letter of Interest / Intent Due

N/A

RFP Close

February 19, 2016

 

Third Sector Capital Partners

thirdsectorcap.org

Overview

Grantee Mission

To accelerate America’s transition to a performance-driven social sector. 

Description of the Grantee’s SIF Pay for Success Activity

Third Sector Capital Partners is working to help state / local governments assess the feasibility of implementing Pay for Success/Pay for Performance (P4P) projects at the local and state level, including exploration of multi-government-level (local, state, federal) contracting and financing for outcomes-driven services. 

About the Awards

Type of Entity Eligible to Apply

State executive offices, state workforce agencies, and local workforce boards.  State education agencies, TANF agencies, and service providers are also encouraged to partner with applicants.

Geography Where the Applicant MUST be Located

N/A

Areas of Grantee Priority/Preference

Areas where there has historically been little to no Pay for Success activity

SIF Focus Area(s) the Grantee Will Engage through Awards

Economic Opportunity, Youth Development

Any Specific Issue Areas that the Grantee Will Limit Itself to Engaging through Awards

Issue areas that are consistent with the priorities of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program: career exploration and guidance for out-of-school youth, support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations, and culminating in a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education

Anticipated Number of Awards

4-6

Cash and/or Services Provided

Services

If Providing Cash, How Much Per Award (Estimated)?

N/A

If Providing Services, What Is the Value (Estimated)? Utilizing a Coaching or Consulting Model of Technical Assistance?

Up to $200,000 per award.  Services will be provided in a consultant model.

Match Requirements of Applicants

Third Sector is actively raising philanthropic match to deliver its services to sub-recipients, and cash match is not a requirement to apply. However, bonus points (1 point per $5,000) will be given to Applicants that have secured up to $50,000 in cash match funding for their project. Projects will begin after the cash match has been secured.

Commitment Requirements of Applicants (e.g., of staff, stakeholders)

Demonstration of clear interest in pay-for-performance exploration through applicant’s WIOA implementation plan or other actions, including data access agreements to key administrative databases

Dates

Webinars / Info Sessions

November 17, 2015 and
January 12, 2016

RFP Open

January 4, 2016

Letter of Interest / Intent Due

December 18, 2015 (encouraged, but not required)

RFP Close

February 19, 2016

 

University of Utah Sorenson Impact Center

Sorensonimpactcenter.org

Overview

Grantee Mission

To facilitate high-quality and impactful programs that measurably improve outcomes for at-risk individuals, families and communities, as well as to grow the capacity of policymakers, service providers and other social sector stakeholders to make better-informed and more data-driven decisions.

Description of the Grantee’s SIF Pay for Success Activity

The University of Utah Sorenson Impact Center is working with state / local governments and service providers to assess the feasibility of and build state and local capacity for Pay for Success and other social innovations through technical assistance, financial support, open and transparent processes, and knowledge sharing.

About the Awards

Type of Entity Eligible to Apply

Payor competition: State, local, territorial, or tribal government entities; Provider competition: Nonprofit organizations

Geography Where the Applicant MUST be Located

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington State, Wyoming, Pacific Territories

Areas of Grantee Priority/Preference

N/A

SIF Focus Area(s) the Grantee Will Engage through Awards

Economic Opportunity, Healthy Living, Youth Development

Any Specific Issue Areas that the Grantee Will Limit Itself to Engaging through Awards

N/A

Anticipated Number of Awards

8 (split between payors and providers)

Cash and/or Services Provided

Cash and services

If Providing Cash, How Much Per Award (Estimated)?

Up to $100,000 per award (toward the hiring of a full-time staff position at each selected applicant)

If Providing Services, What Is the Value (Estimated)? Utilizing a Coaching or Consulting Model of Technical Assistance?

Up to $250,000 per award.  Services will be provided in a consultant model.

Match Requirements of Applicants

At least half of value of grant award in either in-kind staffing, cash match, or other demonstrated in-kind commitment

Commitment Requirements of Applicants (e.g., of staff, stakeholders)

None as part of threshold eligibility criteria

Dates

Webinars / Info Sessions

January 21, 2016

RFP Open

January 4, 2016

Letter of Interest / Intent Due

January 28, 2016

RFP Close

February 19, 2016

 

Nonprofit Finance Fund

payforsuccess.org/sif

Overview

Grantee Mission
To unlock the potential of mission-driven organizations through tailored investments, strategic advice, and accessible insights.

Description of the Grantee’s SIF Pay for Success Activity

Nonprofit Finance Fund is working to intermediate SIF funds for Pay for Success transaction structuring for Pay for Success projects that have already completed project feasibility assessments, as well as to expand Pay for Success knowledge sharing.

About the Awards

Type of Entity Eligible to Apply

Partnerships of government entities and/or service providers and transaction coordinators

Geography Where the Applicant MUST be Located

N/A

Areas of Grantee Priority/Preference

Areas where there has historically been little to no Pay for Success activity

SIF Focus Area(s) the Grantee Will Engage through Awards

Economic Opportunity, Healthy Futures, Youth Development

Any Specific Issue Areas that the Grantee Will Limit Itself to Engaging through Awards

N/A

Anticipated Number of Awards

4

Cash and/or Services Provided

Cash

If Providing Cash, How Much Per Award (Estimated)?

Up to $250,000 per award

If Providing Services, What Is the Value (Estimated)? Utilizing a Coaching or Consulting Model of Technical Assistance? 

N/A

Match Requirements of Applicants

Applicants must provide a 1:1 match for the award. At least 50% of the overall match must be provided by non-federal dollars, and up to 50% can be provided as third-party in-kind contributions.   

Commitment Requirements of Applicants (e.g., of staff, stakeholders)

None as part of threshold eligibility criteria

Dates

Webinars / Info Sessions

TBA

RFP Open

March 1, 2016 (estimated)

Letter of Interest / Intent Due

March 15, 2016 (estimated)

RFP Close

April 15, 2016 (estimated)

 
 
 
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