The Urban Institute is releasing a request for proposals (RFP) to offer pro bono training and technical assistance around pay for success (PFS) to communities across the country. The TTA will focus on stakeholder engagement, assistance with data access, collection and analysis, intervention design, and evaluation design. These services are designed to strengthen PFS projects by supporting the development of evidence-based interventions and rigorous, accurate evaluations. Work plans will be tailored to the needs of TTA recipients.
Eligible applicants include government agencies and service providers that are actively involved in a PFS project. The application is live as of September 19, 2017, and will remain open until October 31, 2017. However, Urban strongly suggests that applicants signal their interest in applying by filling out a brief Google form by Monday, October 9. Throughout November, Urban will have in-depth conversations with finalists before announcing final decisions the week of December 4. Service provision will start immediately.
Urban anticipates making 5–7 TTA awards as a result of this RFP.