Community Transformation Grant Process
PHASE 1: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Use data as the foundation to inform, guide, and track the needs, assets, and challenges in the community. This allows for ongoing adjustments, improvement, learning and accountability as the partnership structure is formalized.
TIME FRAME: Perform during the first six months of the process.
Build on the community’s synergy to engage and empower partners throughout the process. There is alignment of community stakeholders, policy, and funding focused on the development of the data-driven strategy and plan execution.
TIME FRAME: Build the first six months. Refine throughout.
Create an action plan focused on effective solutions using the best evidence available to design and implement transformation projects that are well suited to the community’s needs.
TIME FRAME: Community session comes after the snapshot is complete (near the end of year one).
PHASE 2: FUNDING & IMPLEMENTATION
Collaboration with partners, organizations, businesses, faith leaders, and other stakeholders to develop and implement the community’s shared vision, key projects, policies, and other methods of community transformation.
TIME FRAME: Formal implementation of the action plan following the workshops (begins in year two). Monitor the progress of all selected projects during the grant.
An inclusive process that includes tools and resources to manage and support the sustainability of the community transformation process.
TIME FRAME: Through the duration of the grant.