Administration for Community Living Grantee Support
The APS TARC provides technical assistance, via individual requests, webinars and in-person training, to recipients of the Administration for Community Living’s State Grants to Enhance Adult Protective Services.
Resources for grantees are detailed below.
Webinar Date: August 14, 2020
ACL State APS Enhancement grantees are required to conduct an evaluation as part of their grant. This webinar will review the most recent ACL funding announcement for State APS to analyze the role of evaluation in the application process and project period. Dr. Marian Liu from Purdue University will then discuss why evaluation is valued and provide some tips to look for and work with evaluators. Michael Hagenlock from Montana APS and Dr. Kendon Conrad from University of Illinois at Chicago will join us to have a conversation on evaluation offering their experiences as APS grantee and experienced evaluator. Handout: Slides
Webinar Date: July 23, 2020
All grants encounter challenges and the work plan is always subject to revision, but especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's critical to understand how to respond when planned activities are critically delayed, or may need to be re-imagined entirely. Aiesha Gurley Parry and Elizabeth Petruy, Project Officers at ACL's Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services, walk you through your options when what you planned isn't possible to complete in the time you projected when you applied for the grant. Handout: Slides
Webinar Date: June 4, 2020
Laura Rath, Senior Program Officer with the Archstone Foundation, and Mary Twomey, APS TARC Consultant, discuss key elements for successful grant projects. The presenters cover the aspects of a successful grant and ways to plan for sustainability with and without identified sources of ongoing funding. Handout: Slides
Logic Models and Evaluation
Grantees are encouraged to watch the following two webinars in succession, starting with Part I and then viewing Part II.
Elizabeth Petruy, Program Specialist and Stephanie Whittier Eliason, Team Lead, of the Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services at the Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services, discuss the importance of creating a logic model for your grant. Handouts: Slides
An overview of performance measurement, from terminology to tips and tricks as you put together a logic model, determine appropriate performance measures, and evaluate your project. Susan Jenkins, Director of ACL’s Office of Performance and Evaluation, walks you through this critical process. Handouts: Slides
This webinar provided an update on national and state World Elder Abuse Awareness Day activities. The webinar included an opportunity for participants to share updates on their own state’s activities; strategies for measuring the impact of public awareness campaigns like WEAAD; and information on a new ACL grant.
This webinar will: help you understand the necessity of building relationships with fiscal and contracts staff in your agency, understand how to work with the federal Office of Grants Management, understand the “lifecycle” of a grant, understand APS TARC role, resources, and protocols.