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May RPSA Blog!

As we approach the end of fiscal year 24′, this month’s RPSA blog aims to provide insights into eCornerstone, the future of RPSA funding, and additional funding resources available for potential grantees. Grantees have been requested by IDHS to backdate program information to July 1, 2023, and input data into eCornerstone. This includes vital details…

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Curriculum Reviews: CATCH, TinkRworks, and Afterschool Math Plus

This month we have reviewed another three curriculums, covering topics of STEM, Sports/Recreation and Math in afterschool.  Kids Club (OST) By CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) TAGS: Physical Education, elementary, middle school, health and fitness, activities, games, healthy eating,  The Kids Club from CATCH is a very accessible set of curricular resources for jumpstarting…

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March RPSA Blog

Hello RPSA Grantees! Excitement is building as we gear up for the FY24 Q3 Quarterly Meeting for RPSA 2775 and 3007! Hosted in-person, this event promises to be an enriching experience for all attendees, and ACT Now is thrilled for you to join us. Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 21st, 2024, from 10:00 AM…

RPSA February Blog: Black History Month Events and Activities

In 1926, American historian Carter G. Woodsen, known as the father of Black History Month, had an idea to organize a week that would be dedicated to celebrating the history of Black Americans and educating future generations. This month offers a variety of events and activities to celebrate Black History Month. Here are a few…

RPSA January Blog: Expectations for the Quarterly Meetings

On December 12th of 2023, ACT Now hosted virtually the second quarterly meeting of FY24 for the RPSA Youth Development Services (YDS-2775) and Youth Development and Intervention Services (RYDIS-3007). In the spirit of growth and collaboration our blog this month will cover some new expectations for Quarterly Meetings moving forward.  New Expectations for Quarterly Meetings…

RPSA October Blog: The 3R Model of Workforce Planning

For October’s blog post we are going to provide a brief overview on ACT Now’s newest training series, The 3R Model of Workforce Planning. Many programs have expressed that turnover in the field has been a consistent challenge. ACT Now listened to program providers and developed a training series that provides strategies to combat employee…

September RPSA Blog: Understanding Periodic Performance Reports

As the first quarter of FY24 comes to a close, agencies are preparing for the submission of Periodic Performance Reports (PPRs). These reports are essential in tracking an agency’s progress towards achieving the performance goals and objectives outlined in their grant awards. This month, we will review key aspects of the RPSA Youth Development Services…

July RPSA Blog: RPSA YDS 2775 and RYDIS 3007 Overview

For this month’s RPSA blog, ACT Now will share a brief overview of the grants we provide Training, Technical Assistance, and Support to. Going into this new fiscal year, ACT Now will provide Technical assistance (TA) on RPSA YDS (2775) and RYDIS (3007) grants. Agencies from both grants will have the opportunity to network and…