On November 24, the Obama administration released information about its Performance Partnership Pilot (P3) initiative, an innovative demonstration program focused on disconnected youth. The announcement from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is below:
Today, five Federal agencies are coming together to offer a new opportunity to help communities overcome the obstacles they face in achieving better outcomes for disconnected youth. For the next 100 days, State, tribes, and municipalities can apply to become a Performance Partnership Pilot (P3) and test innovative, outcome-focused strategies to achieve significant improvements for disconnected youth in educational, employment, and other key outcomes.
The P3 initiative enables up to 10 pilots to blend funds that they already receive from different discretionary programs administered by the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services and the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. P3 allows new flexibility under Federal statutes, regulations, and other requirements to overcome barriers and align program and reporting requirements, enabling applicants to propose the most effective ways to use these dollars. In addition, pilots will receive start-up grants of up to $700,000.
Government and community partners already invest considerable attention and resources to meet the needs of America’s disconnected youth. However, practitioners, youth advocates, and program administrators on the front lines of service delivery have let us know that achieving powerful outcomes is still sometimes inhibited by programmatic and administrative obstacles, such as poor coordination and alignment across the multiple systems that serve youth and fragmented data systems that inhibit the flow of information. P3 responds directly to these challenges by offering broad new flexibility in exchange for better outcomes.
We invite you to join us to learn more about this exciting opportunity at a P3 National Webinar on December 1st from 3:30-5pm. Please register at https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001427539847497608/info. Can’t make it? Don’t worry! The recorded webinar will available on-line after the event.
To view the notice inviting applications, please visit: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/11/24/2014-27775/applications-for-new-awards-performance-partnership-pilots. The full application package, including FAQs, is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269790.