Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3): Implementation Study Findings of the Pilots' Experiences
U.S. Department of Labor
Chief Evaluation Office
- All 14 pilots in the first three cohorts of P3 used their grant awards as an opportunity both to develop partnerships among local youth-serving agencies and to provide enhanced services to disconnected youth in their communities.
- All pilots combined funds from Federal discretionary programs and other sources, and most used approved waivers from discretionary program requirements to serve a broader population of youth.
- Results of this implementation study suggest that—for many pilots—additional supports such as technical assistance and dedicated planning time for systems change were needed to help communities more fully capitalize on the performance partnership model.
- The experiences of the 14 pilots suggest that additional technical assistance and peer-learning focused on data sharing and metrics for monitoring communities’ work toward systems change could help advance systems change efforts.
The Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2014 authorized the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3), which provided awarded pilots the flexibility to use funding from across multiple Federal discretionary programs to support efforts to improve the systems serving youth and youth’s outcomes. This report assesses the 14 awarded pilots’ implementation of the Federal vision for P3, including the use of pilots’ flexibilities and their provision of services to youth. The report also discusses challenges and facilitators pilots experienced in realizing the Federal vision and draws lessons for future efforts like P3.