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State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for California for 2014 - 2016

Part II: Narrative: Section 7 - Evaluation

Describe the method that will be used to periodically evaluate the effectiveness of the plan in meeting the objectives established in Section 1. The description must include the State's evaluation of satisfaction by individuals with significant disabilities who have participated in the program.

Section 7: Evaluation

Goal(s) and the related Objective(s) from Section 1 Method that will be used to evaluate

Enhancing Community Organizing

Transitioning Successfully into Community

Building Internal Capacity

Achieving greater long-term stability

The DSU and SILC meet annually to evaluate progress in meeting objectives identified in the SPIL, and modify the Plan accordingly when necessary. For all activities that describe compiling and interpreting data, the community wanted to ensure measurable outcomes - evidence based strategies that work.

During the process of writing the SPIL, participants developed measurable indicators for all of the objectives which can be used by DSU and the SILC to monitor and evaluate progress on the SPIL.

Enhancing Community Organizing

Objective 2: Members of the IL network increase community engagement in events.

Measurable Indicator: Members of the IL network increase attendance at community events by 20% over 2013 baseline numbers.

Activity: The systems change program collects baseline data on the number of people who attend events.

Activity: The systems change program provides technical assistance to enhance participation in IL network events

Enhancing Community Organizing

Objective 3: Through community organizing, members of the IL network achieve "policy wins" (changes to local or regional policy on issues such as housing, employment, etc.) that can clearly be attributed to community organizing.

Measurable Indicator: Members of the IL network achieve two (2) documented "policy wins" that can clearly be linked to their community organizing efforts (e.g., by showing that members of the community drove the process of achieving these wins, engaged decision makers, etc.).

Activity: The systems change program collects data on "policy wins" that can be clearly linked to community organizing efforts. "Policy wins" include things such as influencing state, county, and city policies or getting persons with disabilities onto committees that influence wider policies.

Activity: DOR provides funding to complete community organizing efforts from the last SPIL. This activity will provide funding for the next nine months for existing community organizing grants.

Transitioning Successfully into Community

Objective 1: Funds awarded to Independent Living Centers (ILCs) through the transition fund support the movement of individuals from institutions into the community.

Measurable Indicator: 65% of individuals who receive funds transition into the community and remain in the community for at least one year.

Activity: DOR administers the transitions fund.

Activity: ILCs follow-up with transitioned individuals for one year.

Transitioning Successfully into Community

Objective 2: Individuals who transition out of nursing homes are assessed on their quality of life through the survey used by the California Community Transitions (CCT) program.

Measurable Indicator: 65% of individuals who transition complete a transition survey.

Activity: ILCs administer the survey.

Building Internal Capacity

Objective 1: IL network entities undertake revenue-generating ventures that sustain or grow their capacity to serve consumers.

Measurable Indicator: 100% of IL network entities that receive 7B funds for a revenue-generating venture create a business case to support sustainability.

Measurable Indicator: 100% of IL network entities that receive 7B funds for a revenue-generating venture begin operation of their venture.

Activity: IL network entities create a business case to support sustainability.

Activity: IL network entities begin their revenue-generating venture.

Building Internal Capacity

Objective 2: IL network entities partner with other networks and organizations to generate revenue for their programs.

Measurable Indicator: 100% of IL entities that receive 7B funds for a formalized partnership execute a memorandum of understanding or other formal agreement with one or more partners.

Activity: IL network entities execute a memorandum of understanding or other formal agreement with one or more partners.

Achieving greater long-term stability

Objective 1: A working group will propose a more equitable funding formula with feedback from stakeholders including interested ILCs.

Measurable Indicator: The working group proposes a recommendations document.

Activity: SILC in partnership with the IL community convenes a workgroup to explore a more equitable funding formula and compile a recommendations document.

Achieving greater long-term stability

Objective 2: A working group of interested members of the IL network propose changes to simplify and improve current data and reporting requirements.

Measurable Indicator: The working group produces a recommendations document about data and reporting requirements.

Activity: A working group of ILCs drafts recommendations for data and reporting.

Achieving greater long-term stability

Objective 3: IL network entities designated "in need" receive technical assistance from a contractor hired using 7B funds.

Measurable Indicator: 100% of entities designated "in need" receive technical assistance.

Activity: DOR provides funding for IL network entities to hire a technical assistance contractor.

Activity: IL network entities receiving technical assistance report outcomes to DOR.

Achieving greater long-term stability

Objective 4: IL network entities designated "in need" develop a mentorship relationship with a successful member of the IL network. The mentorship program will be facilitated and monitored by a contractor hired using 7B funds.

Measurable Indicator: 50% of IL entities designated "in need" develop a mentorship relationship.

Activity: DOR hires a contractor to coordinate and facilitate mentorship relationships.

 

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