Each selected community-research collaborative must include both a lead organization and a local evaluation partner to conduct a thorough evaluation of the existing program. While the awardees are expected to develop and conduct the project’s evaluation activities, the CORE project provides an external advisor to provide guidance and assistance for the duration of the project to the grantee and the grantee’s local evaluation partner. The external advisor and Pew will assist grantees to ensure program evaluations are robust, scientifically sound, and designed to produce results to inform the work of other stakeholders, including additional communities seeking to implement models as well as state and community-based policymakers.
Pew staff and the external advisor will visit the selected communities and collaboratively aid in the development of evaluation plans. Throughout the project the external advisor will offer direct assistance and feedback on grantee deliverables, including final reporting. The external advisor will also develop a final report summarizing the process and findings of the CORE project.
$500,000 for 24 months
The project must be centered upon an existing community innovation on opioid use disorder and involve a local evaluation partner (can be an individual).
Successful applicants must demonstrate:
1) preliminary information indicating the potential of their program;
2) robust partnerships across government and/or other stakeholders; and
3) a model that can be scaled in other communities.
Proposals must discuss approaches focused in one geographically-defined community. Organizations that focus on individuals with, or at-risk for OUD, and represent diverse geographic areas are encouraged to respond.
Selected communities will be expected to meet project deliverables including:
- Work collaboratively with a local evaluation partner to conduct program activities as specified in the proposal.
- Work collaboratively with an external advisor to the program and Pew for the duration of the project.
- Develop and submit a detailed evaluation plan with selected evaluation partner and the external advisor for review and approval by Pew and Advisory Committee.
- Submit annual financial and narrative updates on evaluation activities to Pew.
- Develop in consultation with the external advisor a comprehensive final report detailing the evaluation process, results, and how efforts will be sustained after the grant period.
- Attend annual CORE meetings and present evaluation updates.
- Participate in monthly conference calls of CORE grantees (exact frequency may vary depending on the phase of the project).
- Program staff and evaluation partner will facilitate local community onsite meetings with Pewand external advisor over the course of the project.
- Participate in a CORE conference to share project findings with other community organizations.
Applicants will be notified of their selection by August 14, 2019.
Final proposal must be received by the Office of Research Administration or the Office of Grants and Contracts by 5:00pm EST on August 28, 2019.
Final proposal must be received by the sponsor by 5:00pm EST on August 30, 2019 at 5:00pm EST.