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Rural Oregon homeless programs lose out in 2007 funding cycle

HUD-funded Rural Oregon Continuum of Care programs took a huge cut in funding in the recently announced 2007 CoC awards, dropping to $552,600 for the July 2008-June 2009 funding period [link to spreadsheet containing totals for state], compared to the current funding level of $1,473,673. At the same time, funding for homeless programs in urban […]

National Community Action Foundation responds to Labor-HHS veto

Just got this press release from the people at NCAF. NCAF Blasts Bush’s Veto of Labor-HHS WASHINGTON (Nov. 13, 2007) Community Action Agencies (CAAs) that administer self-help to low-income Americans nationwide are exasperated by President Bush’s veto of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education appropriations bill. “This is the height of hypocrisy,” said National […]

Best-practice sharing: outcome reports

In one of the groups of which I’m a member, I’ve heard a number of people jokingly equate organizational success with there being money in the bank and no one in jail. It’s a noble goal–although I’ve got to say I have somewhat higher expectations for my work. One way that I’ve used ROMA tools […]

ROMA, or another way to avoid vacations

I’ve been up in Washington today with counterparts from WA nonprofits, learning more about Results-Oriented Management and Accountability. It’s a topic that I started working on absorbing shortly after starting my job, since it influences program design and definitely impacts reporting requirements, which even more definitely impacts me. For a bit of context, I work […]