The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) hosted a webinar to provide instructions for the 2013 AmeriCorps grant competition. If you are interested in learning more about AmeriCorps funding opportunities in Missouri, please CLICK HERE to review the recording of this workshop.
The MCSC receives federal funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service. AmeriCorps funds are available to 501(c)3 non-profit and faith-based organizations, state and local government, and educational institutions. Funds may be used to address the most pressing problems in communities and neighborhoods in areas of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.
For more information, or with any questions contact Katie Bellers at (573) 526-1609.
Having Trouble With your Performance Measures?? Check out the following link to the Performance Measurement Core Curriculum on the National Service Knowledge Network.
These self-paced tutorials have been designed to help applicants, grantees and subgrantees understand key concepts in performance measurement.
Each tutorial is paired with a set of skill building activities, complete with answer keys and notes for facilitators. Individuals viewing the tutorial can use these activities to explore real-world examples and case studies. State commissions, program staff and trainers can also use these materials to design trainings of their own.
Tutorial topics include:
- Performance Measurement Instructions – Guidance on how to read and apply the National Performance Measures instructions.
- Performance Measurement Basics—An introduction to the CNCS Agency-Wide Priority Measures.
- Theory of Change—How to strengthen program outcomes by aligning community needs, program activities and performance measure outcomes.
- Evidence—Strategies for using data in program design.
- Quality Performance Measures—Basics of performance measurement including how to develop high quality outputs and outcomes that align with a theory of change.
- Data Collection and Instruments—An introduction to practices for collecting high quality data.