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ROMA Next Generation

CSBG Annual Report Cleared by 

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

The Office of Community Services (OCS) received OMB approval  for a new CSBG Annual Report on January 12, 2017. Additional information about the implementation of the CSBG Annual Report is detailed in IM 152 CSBG Annual Report, released by OCS on January 20, 2017. The new CSBG Annual Report will eventually replace the CSBG IS Survey. The new report will be implemented through a phased-in approach over two years. 

OCS has also released Action Transmittal 2017-01 on the Submission of Module 1 of the CSBG Annual Report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. This Action Transmittal notifies States that Module 1 is expected to be available in OLDC on February 28, 2017 and the deadline for submission of Module 1 in OLDC received a one-time extension from March 31, 2017 to April 7, 2017. The due date for submission of the CSBG IS to NASCSP is also extended to April 7, 2017.

Timeline:

April 7, 2017 Submission Date: States are required to submit Module 1 of the new CSBG Annual Report in OLDC and complete Sections E-G and the NPIs in the CSBG IS.

March 31, 2018 Submission Date: States are required to submit Module 1 of the new CSBG Annual Report in OLDC and complete Sections E-G and the NPIs in the CSBG IS.

March 31, 2019 Submission Date: States are required to submit Module 1-4 of the new CSBG Annual Report in OLDC and will no longer report in the CSBG IS.

Tools

FINAL CSBG Annual Report – This pdf is the OMB cleared CSBG Annual Report and is unchanged from the version included in the second Federal Register Notice (FRN#2), 30-day comment period in November 2016. 

CSBG Annual Report - Module 1: State Administration Instruction Manual - This document contains detailed instructions to guide your completion of Module 1.

Module 1 FAQs and Highlights - This 2-page flyer provides quick, important information about completing Module 1.

CSBG Annual Report/CSBG IS Survey Crosswalk – Use this quick reference tool to identify how the CSBG Annual Report and CSBG IS Survey overlap!

Annotated CSBG Annual Report –This detailed document provides line by line notations on which CSBG IS NPIs and Sections are included, expanded upon, or used to inform the CSBG Annual Report. 

National Theory of Change - The Theory of Change is intended to provide a graphic overview of the core principles, performance management framework, and services and strategies implemented and led by the network to achieve the goals of Community Action across the nation.
 
Module 1 Word Document – Module 1, State Administration of the CSBG Annual Report is now available in a word document.

CSBG Reporting Timelines for States and local CSBG Eligible Entities – This chart shows the timeline for reporting on the CSBG Annual Report. Click here to see your State’s CSBG Reporting Period.

CSBG Data, Analysis, and Technical Assistance (DATA) Task Force

What is the CSBG DATA Task Force?

The CSBG DATA Task Force is convened by the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) to assist the Office of Community Services (OCS) and NASCSP in understanding and addressing the CSBG Network’s data needs and the use of data for analysis and continual improvement of results. The CSBG DATA Task Force will serve as a consultative body focused on the transition from the CSBG IS Survey to the CSBG Annual Report, as well as ongoing assistance in the implementation of the CSBG Annual Report. The task force consists of representatives from Community Action Agencies, State CSBG Offices, Community Action Agency State Associations, National Partner organizations and OCS.

Click here to view the list of DATA Task Force members. Please note,  CSBG Network National Partners are also included on the task force , but are not included on this list.


 

What is ROMA Next Generation?

  • ROMA Next Generation (NG) is a system for continuous quality improvement to enable the network to measure, analyze and communicate performance.
  • ROMA NG will help Community Action at local, state and national levels shift to a culture of continuous learning rather than a compliance and reporting culture.
  • Ultimately, ROMA NG will help the CSBG Network generate robust results for individuals with low-incomes and the communities served.

    

    Theory of Change

    The Theory of Change is intended to provide a graphic overview of the core principles, performance management framework, and services and strategies implemented and led by the network to achieve the goals of Community Action across the nation.


   Why ROMA Next Generation and Why Now?

  • ROMA Next Generation (NG) will improve results for individuals and families with low incomes and communities 
  • A “complete package” of Local, State, and Federal Accountability
    •   ROMA NG allows for progress on data modernization, infrastructure, and capacity for analysis
    • Positions CSBG and Community Action as model of national performance management

                                                                                                                                      How does ROMA NG Fit into ROMA?

ROMA Practitioners

To help prepare for the FRN#2 comment period, NASCSP and the Community Action Partnership  convened a small group of ROMA Practitioners in Washington, DC in September 2016 to provide the federal Office of Community Services (OCS) with information on possible solutions to the challenges noted in the FRN#1 feedback. You can view the materials that came out of the practitioners meeting here

The ROMA practitioners working group is facilitated NASCSP and the Community Action Partnership and is made up of ROMA professionals from community action agencies, state agencies, and state associations  across the nation. Going forward the ROMA practitioners will:

- Identify solutions to problems and challenges 

- Provide options to OCS and the Community Action Network for consideration

- Move forward the learning and opportunity for Network engagement on ROMA Next Gen


ROMA NG Workgroup

A ROMA NG Workgroup was convened in August 2015 to inform, advise, and assist in the elements of ROMA Next Generation. This workgroup included representatives from community action agencies, state agencies, state associations , and national partner organizations across the nation. Some of the ROMA NG workgroup members are pictured below.




Members of the ROMA Next Generation Workgroup.

Pictured above are some of the members of the ROMA Next Generation Workgroup. From Left to Right: Jenae Bjelland, Executive Director, National Association for State Community Services,  Bill Brand, CSBG Administrator, Iowa Department of Human Rights,  Jeannie Chaffin, Director, Office of Community Services, U.S. DHHS,  Jim Masters, President, Center for Community Futures, Denise Harlow, CEO, Community Action Partnership,  Meg Power, Senior Advisor, National Community Action Foundation, Eleanor Evans, Executive Director and General Counsel, Community Action Program Legal Services,  Barbara Mooney, Director, Association of Nationally Certified ROMA Trainers,  Seth Hassett, Director, Division of State Assistance, U.S. DHHS, Office of Community Services,  Kate Blunt, Consultant, Federal Consulting Group.

 
 
 
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