ASPE is interested in better understanding opportunities for federal agencies to support better cross-sector collaboration at the local level to ultimately help increase economic mobility and well-being for children and families and reduce inefficiencies in social services programs. ASPE has partnered with Mathematica for this project to explore several dimensions of federal-to-local efforts for cross-sector social service coordination, including training and technical assistance (TA).
For project findings, please read the following briefs:
- How to Assess and Address Technical Assistance Needs: Insights from the Literature and Practice (PDF) - This brief explores TA needs assessment strategies and suggestions by TA recipients for valuable TA provision.
- Facilitating Local Cross-Sector Collaboration: Strategies for Intermediaries (PDF) - This brief explores lessons about six strategies federal or philanthropic agencies can take to try to enhance local cross-sector collaboration.
- Improving the Design, Targeting, and Effectiveness of Training and Technical Assistance: A Learning Agenda (PDF) - This learning agenda explores several potential topics for further learning about training and TA outcomes and approaches.