Better Tomorrows has been awarded a financial investment of $194,100 per year for two years through a federal Family Self-Sufficiency Demonstration Development Grant from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. The grant provides funding and technical support for evaluation-related activities to organizations implementing interventions to improve self-sufficiency among families with low incomes. The 24-month cooperative agreement will aid Better Tomorrows in its efforts to strengthen and evaluate coordinated, client-centered approaches to aid families in meeting their goals toward upward mobility.
The scope of work is to utilize research to standardize and improve Service Delivery in the areas of Job Readiness and Stability and Academic Success. The team will have the opportunity to collaborate with ACF and Mathematica, the ACF-assigned Technical Assistance Provider, to develop logic models, identify best practices and implement methodologies to measure outcomes that will improve Better Tomorrows‘ capabilities to serve affordable housing residents throughout its 120+-site footprint. The goal of the project is to provide consistent and stable Service Delivery standards that improve family self-sufficiency.
“We are pleased to have the funding and technical assistance that will allow us to refine our service delivery processes,” says Executive Director, Pat Schwartz. “This grant will be a strong complement to the work being executed as a result of our recently developed Strategic Plan and help position Better Tomorrows as a leader in social service delivery for affordable housing communities. As with all of our efforts, our focus is on ensuring families reap the benefits.”