The Social Innovation Research Center has today released a report examining the early progress of the Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) program.
First authorized by Congress in January 2014, P3 allows projects that are focused on youth to align and better coordinate federally-funded programs and services. The program permits projects to request waivers of certain federal restrictions and to potentially consolidate multiple funding streams.
Although focused on a particular subset of youth – those who are disconnected or at risk of becoming disconnected from education or the workforce – the program is seen as a possible model for increased federal flexibility, with broader potential implications for other social programs nationally.
This paper examines the early progress of this initiative. It is based on a review of project grant applications and performance agreements, interviews with six of the first round pilots, and interviews with federal officials overseeing the program.
The paper also includes full summaries of each of the first nine awardees, including details of their waivers and performance agreements.
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- Education Week, Collaboration is Slow Going for P3 Effort (June 8, 2016)
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