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Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth

By Donna DiMichele | April 29, 2016

Seven federal agencies have announced the second round of Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3). The funding will support efforts to help young people between the ages of 14 and 24 who are low-income, homeless, in foster care, in the juvenile justice system, unemployed, not enrolled in school or at risk of dropping out.  P3 will test innovative, outcome-focused strategies to achieve significant improvements for disconnected youth in educational, employment, and other key outcomes. The estimated range of awards is $250,000 to $350,000, and the agencies will name up to 10 pilots.

Application deadline: June 27, 2016.

Optional Notice of Intent to Apply deadline: May 26, 2016.

P3 applicants must already receive federal funds for projects of similar scope from one or more of the participating agencies: IMLS; the Departments of Education; Labor; Health and Human Services; Justice; and Housing and Urban Development; and the Corporation for National and Community Service.  State, local or tribal governments can apply as lead applicants for P3, and local libraries and non-profits may also be well-suited as P3 partners; in the first round of the competition, for example, an LSTA-funded public library was named as a partner in the Broward County (FL) pilot.

P3 allows flexibility under federal statutes, regulations, and other requirements to overcome barriers and align program and reporting requirements, enabling applicants to propose the most effective ways to use these dollars.

As with the first round of P3, there are separate categories of consideration (absolute priorities) for rural and tribal applicants.  There is also a new absolute priority for communities that have experienced recent civil unrest.  There are a variety of other competitive priorities detailed in the notice.

A P3 webinar (“bidders conference”) scheduled for Monday, May 9, at 1:00pm Eastern Time, will cover details from the notice including program requirements and selection criteria.  You can register in advance at youth.gov, which serves as the clearinghouse for P3 information. The recording will also be available later.

Direct any questions to disconnectedyouth@ed.gov

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