Program Development & Training Officer: April 2021
Major projects completed
Wrap up of Member Conference details prior to S. Elliott’s departure, including certificates, invoicing, distribution of event materials, follow-up with sponsor, etc.
Individualized training/meetings on multiple topics for Healthy Acadia, GPCOG, KVCAP, MEAP & MYA, in addition to regular Technical assistance.
Staff agency and application assessment for all Rural State applicants.
Finalized of guidance for programs resulting from new Background Check rules taking effect on May first.
Developed staff training on new NSCHC rules and developed waiver request for program subject to Maine DHHS background check requirements to avoid duplication.
Organized Service Enterprise cohort re-start after inability to get the training organized in mid-winter
Submitted CIF progress report to AmeriCorps agency.
Individual meetings with all VGF grantees to clarify closeout requirements and missing reports
Facilitated participation of one of our grantees in national presentation on AmeriCorps supported after-school programs.
Issues to be aware of
New NSCHC rules will require multiple training opportunities and individual support to ensure that programs adapt their enrollment processes before bulk of new applicants are processed.
Volunteer Reception Center Training, normally scheduled for late May/early June is uncertain due to lasting effects of COVID – this is a grantee requirement that was waived in 2020 due to COVID.
Major focus of effort in the new month
Final certifications for VGF Closeout and submission of federal closeout paperwork.
Complete online course for AmeriCorps Planning
Renewed work with Child Development Services personnel and Adult Education staff at DOE on application design. Outreach to Public health to try and re-energize interest in application. Other outreach to potential application candidates.
Update remaining training Writeboards ahead of summer training season.
Facilitated E & E Task Force Meeting and follow-up.
Ongoing AmeriCorps & VGF Assistance to existing grantees via email, teleconference & face to face.
Procurement system management and initial entry of financial documents in state purchasing system, including purchase orders, bids, and contracts.