In 2011, the Office of Community Services (OCS), as part of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), established 11 Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia in the nation to enhance state, regional, and national T/TA strategy for collaboration, capacity-building and exemplary practices in the CSBG network.

NYSCAA is the lead organization for Region II which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. As the lead in Region II, NYSCAA’s role is to serve as the regional focal point to lead T/TA capacity-building activities.


  • Service Delivery Models, Strategies, and Partnerships;
  • Build and Strengthen the Knowledge, Capacity, and Ability of the Region to Implement
  • Effective Programs and Activities;
  • Regional Activities Designed to Address the Collaboration, Capacity Building, Quality
  • Improvement, and T/TA Needs of the Region;
  • Relationship-building, Collaboration, and Information-Sharing Efforts with CSBG statelead
  • agencies;
  • Regional CSBG Performance Management Framework Efforts; and
  • Storytelling and Messaging to Demonstrate the Impact of Collective CSBG Regional
  • Efforts.

As part if this effort, Region II will:

  1. Develop and implement a robust regional training and technical assistance (T/TA) strategy to build knowledge, capacity, and skills of the CSBG Network in the region. This includes things like convenings, training materials, webinars, presentations, etc.
  2. Focus T/TA efforts on key priority areas like service delivery models, building capacity, coordination and collaboration, performance management, and storytelling/messaging.
  3. Advance equity across the region by addressing inequities and improving outcomes for historically underserved populations.
  4. Strengthen partnerships and coordination between state associations, state CSBG lead agencies, and other stakeholders in the region.
  5. Assess the effectiveness of T/TA through ongoing evaluation and document outcomes, promising practices, lessons learned, and return on investment.
  6. Develop tools, resources, and T/TA that can be replicated and shared across the region and with OCS.
  7. Adhere to the project phases and timelines outlined in the NOFO including planning, implementation, evaluation, and reporting.
  8. Manage the cooperative agreement and subawards effectively, including financial and programmatic reporting.