Number of additional activities completed and/or program outputs produced by the program as a result of capacity building services provided by CNCS-supported organizations or national service participants in a) Disaster Services, b) Economic Opportunity, c) Education, d) Environmental Stewardship, e) Healthy Futures and/or f) Veterans and Military Families.
Goal 3: Capacity Building and Leverage
Definition of Key Terms
Additional activities/program outputs: Can include any capacity building activities or outputs that have been completed or produced, such as the number of community outreach meetings coordinated, communication tools developed, manuals written, trainings piloted, etc., which is more than what the organization could have completed or produced absent the capacity building services
How to Calculate Measure/Collect Data
Only additional activities and program outputs specifically resulting from capacity building activities provided by the CNCS-supported organization or assigned national service participant(s) intended to support or enhance the program delivery model may be counted.
Organizations must use a pre-post organizational assessment tool that measures capacity in the area of program and service delivery, and that includes questions related to the organization's specific services, activities and/or program offerings. Intermediary applicants/grantees should ensure that their sub-grantees and/or host sites use the same tool. The pre-assessment should be administered before capacity building services are provided, and the post-assessment should be done at the end of the term of service of the national service participant engaged in the capacity building activity. Organizations should follow the guidance of the assessment tool they select with respect to which individual(s) at the organization respond to the assessment and other protocol for administering the tool.
Alternatively, the applicant/grantee may choose to use a sample service request and program delivery tracking log to collect these data.
Report a separate count of activities and program outputs for each of the six Focus Areas.