RPIC Region I
Connecticut • Massachusetts • Maine • New Hampshire • Rhode Island • Vermont
The federal Office of Community Services (OCS) funds the Regional Performance and Innocation Consortia (RPIC), which aims to expand the existing Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Training, and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Network. This cooperative agreement supports an ongoing state and regional strategy for collaboration, capacity-building, and exemplary practice in the CSBG program and among State Community Action Agency Associations. There are eleven RPICs across the country. CAFCA has served as the lead organization for Region 1 (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT) since the first interation of the RPIC program in 2011.
The central mission of the 2016-2017 RPIC strategy is to ensure that states, State Associations, and CSBG-eligible entities utilize and adhere to all aspects of the CSBG Performance Management Framework, including organizational standards and Results-Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) Next Generation efforts, thereby improving accountability, creating learning organizations, and achieving the best possible results for low-income people and idstressed communities.
The RPIC major focus goals are:
Goal 1: Maximizing and Aligning T/TA Resources across State CSBG Lead Agencies, State Associations, CSBG-eligible entities, and national technical assistance grantees to meet the needs of the CSBG Network in each state.
Goal 2: Helping State CSBG Lead Agencies and CSBG Eligible Entities Implement, Meet, and Exceed Organizational Standards in areas such as consumer input and involvement, community engagement, community assessment, organizational leadership, board governance, strategic planning, human resource management, financial operations and oversight, and data and analysis.
Goal 3: Encouraging a Learning Culture that Embeds ROMA Next Generation in State CSBG Lead Agencies, State Associations, and CSBG-eligible entities in the region.
Goal 4: Disseminating Information in a timely manner to all State CSBG Lead Agencies, State Associations, and CSBG-eligible entities.
Click here to view the most recent RPIC newsletter, Region I Reports.