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Technical Assistance (TA)


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Facilitating Local Cross-Sector Collaboration: Strategies for Intermediaries

January 18, 2021
Based on interviews with stakeholders from six different federal or philanthropic initiatives aimed at enhancing local cross-sector collaboration, this brief identifies a menu of six strategies - such as providing training and technical assistance or convening stakeholders - available to intermediary organizations to help facilitate local cross-sector collaboration.

How to Assess and Address Technical Assistance Needs: Insights from the Literature and Practice

January 18, 2021
This brief uses a literature review and interviews with TA providers and recipients to explore strategies for assessing recipients' needs for training and technical assistance (TA). It explores specific needs assessment strategies, such as structured needs assessment tools or hearing from recipients or program participants.

Improving the Design, Targeting, and Effectiveness of Training and Technical Assistance: A Learning Agenda

January 18, 2021
This learning agenda identifies research activities that can inform the design, targeting, and effectiveness of training and technical assistance (TA) approaches.

ASPE Evidence-Building Plan TA

February 6, 2020
The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act) requires federal agencies to create an Evidence-Building plan, otherwise known as a learning agenda. The Evidence-Building Plan is an organization’s way to articulate priority questions and design an approach to developing evidence in support of those questions.

Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Federal Role in Revitalizing Distressed Cities: Interagency Collaboration and Local Partnerships

August 24, 2014
The federal government has historically invested significant resources in the nation’s distressed cities. However, the benefits of these investments have often not been fully realized.

Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report

August 24, 2014
The Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative (SC2) is a new interagency approach to partnering with cities for economic growth launched by the White House Domestic Policy Council in 2011.

Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Building a More Responsive Federal Workforce: Lessons from the SC2 Pilot

August 24, 2014
In 2011, the U.S. federal government launched the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative, a new model of federal-local collaboration designed to (i) improve how the federal government invests in cities, (ii) offer technical assistance to support local priorities, and (iii) help to coordinate funds at the local, state, and federal level.

A Compendium of HHS Technical Assistance Activities Related to the Administration's Community-Integration Initiative

May 5, 2002
To fulfill a Presidential mandate, the Department of Health and Human Services established the New Freedom Initiative Workgroup to review efforts that have been initiated in response to the Olmstead decision, and to recommit and refocus the Administration's efforts in promoting the full participation of adults with disabilities in community life.

Key Themes: Reflections from the Child Indicators Projects

April 30, 2002
General Uses of Child Indicator StudiesMairéad Reidy. Ph.D., Senior Research Associate Chapin Hall Center for Children University of Chicago, (773) 256 5174 (phone)