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Challenge.gov Needs All Hands on Deck

Are you the kind of person always up for a challenge? Who will fix what can’t be fixed?  Find the solution no one has thought of before? Take on the task that makes everyone else shudder? Or maybe you are just a nice normal person who has a great idea now and then! Perhaps Challenge.gov is for you. One component of the Open Government Directive was to encourage more public-private collaboration. To quote President Obama, The challenges we face today – from saving our planet to ending poverty – are simply too big for government to solve alone. We need all hands on deck. Challenge.gov was a direct result of this directive. On this site, over 80 federal agencies host challenges and prize competitions to find innovative solutions to their most pressing problems.

Performance Partnerships Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3)

Across the U.S. there are over 5 million 14-24 year olds that are neither in school or working. Many are either homeless, in foster care or in the justice system. Aside from the tremendous loss of human potential if their paths are not reversed, there is the threat of billions of dollars in incarceration and social service costs. While there are many organizations that assist these young people, there are serious bureaucratic obstacles to their success. Agencies at different levels of government have a hard time coordinating with each other, let alone with nonprofits and community groups. There are gaps in services, data systems that can’t communicate across organizational lines, and an overabundance of regulations. The Performance Partnerships Pilots for Disconnected Youth set out to change that. It paves the way for innovative programs to cut through the red tape and remove the barriers to working together in order serve their clients in more effective ways.

Local Government Collaborations Part 1 - Fiscal Sponsorship

In this article, I’ll talk to you about the first of two potential collaboration options for local government. The first type is a fiscal sponsorship, the second type is project planning and implementation collaboration that I will cover in my June blog post. If you’re a local government, these two articles will provide you with some additional options for finding and qualifying for grant funding opportunities that are limited to IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.