Number of unique resources found: 9
Author: Small, Mark
Description: Public and private funding increasingly require youth and family organizations to adopt evidence-based or research-based programs. There are many evidence-based programs to choose among, and many registries and related guidance manuals to help you choose the most appropriate program. But implementing and sustaining that program with fidelity can be difficult. This guide takes you through six "threshold questions" to consider before adopting a program. To assist you in answering these questions, a list of practical resources is provided. If you are at the threshold and ready to adopt an evidence-based program, we provide additional resources in the appendices to assist you in selecting, implementing and evaluating the evidence-based program.
Author: Nordby, Ann (24 more by this author)
Description: This research spotlight addresses the issues of program sustainability. Researchers Lydia Marek and Jay Mancini of Virginia Tech have found that CYFAR programs are usually sustained beyond their fifth year of funding. They have developed a list of qualities that make a program sustainable.
Description: This collection of resource links provides numerous guides and strategies related to the funding and the sustainability of children, youth and family services.
Author: Flora, Cornelia (1 more by this author); Ratner, Shanna; Kinsley, Michael; Odell, Susan
Description: An interactive workbook that describes how to measure impacts of economic and community development processes that enhance rural community sustainability.
Author: Sandel, Kate
Description: The sustainability successes of out-of-school time programs are captured in 32 profiles. They include school-based programs, community-based programs, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLCs), city-wide initiatives, and intermediary organizations. The profiles highlight initiatives ranging from single-site programs to large-scale, multisite operations.
Description: This tool kit offers a simple and convenient analytic framework to globally evaluate the sustainability processes and levels of public health programs and projects. This tool kit is intended for many types of stakeholders in the field of public health: coordinators, evaluators, managers, managers of public health organizations, teachers, researchers, decision makers.
Author: Szekely , Amanda (1 more by this author); Padgette, Heather Clapp
Description: What are the keys to sustaining out-of-school time programming after a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant expires? A new report by The Finance Project synthesizes what was learned through interviews with current and former 21st Century grantees and state grant administrators. True collaborative partnerships, support from school administration and other champions, a diverse base of funding resources, as well the engagement of parents and community members, were some of the factors that program leaders pointed to as key to their sustainability. The brief also explores several of the policy dimensions that impact sustainability including the length of grant periods, the use of declining grant awards, and the potential for using 21st Century funds to provide some level of support to programs beyond an initial grant period. This link is to the full report.
Author: Mancini, Jay (6 more by this author); Marek, Lydia I.
Description: This link is to a journal article abstract published by members of the CYFERnet Evaluation Team that focuses on how to assess community-based program sustainability. Contact information for obtaining the article is provided.
Description: This section of the Community Tool Box provides a framework and supports for planning for the long-term sustainability of a community initiative.