Update on implementing revision to evaluation FAQs- evaluation plan approvals postponed until 2018

I would like to provide a quick update on the recently revised Evaluation FAQs, specifically those related to “Review of Evaluation Plans and Reports” (pgs. 6 & 7).  On 5/24, Carla and I held a briefing for State Commissions and ASN program officers on changes made to Alternative Evaluation Approach guidance and Evaluation FAQs. One change we highlighted was a process whereby evaluation plans would be both reviewed and approved by CNCS (currently, plans are only reviewed but not given official approval). We had planned to implement the approval process in 2017, but will be postponing implementing approvals until 2018. This means that evaluation plans submitted during GARP 2018 will be the first plans to be both reviewed and approved by CNCS. 2017 plans will be reviewed and feedback provided to grantees as in years past.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact me (aditommaso@cns.gov, 202-606-3611, cube 3236C) or your program officer.

Thank you for your patience.


Adrienne DiTommaso
Research Analyst, Research & Evaluation


Published Date: 
June 16, 2017
Grantee Type: 
State Commission
Back to Top