Regional Partnership Grants Cross-Site Evaluation: Annual Report for October 2019 through September 2020
Key milestones and major activities from October 2019 through September 2020 include:
- The start of the 6th cohort of RPG projects (RPG6), evaluability assessments of RPG6 local evaluation plans, and the addition of RPG6 to the RPG Evaluation Data System.
- Continued evaluation of the 4th and 5th cohort of RPG projects.
- Continuation of evaluation technical assistance during the public health crisis.
- A study of grantees’ experiences during the public health crisis.
The annual report describes the major activities and accomplishments related to the cross-site evaluation and technical assistance (TA), across all three active Regional Partnership Grants (RPG) cohorts, from October 2019 through September 2020. This time period was the third year of Mathematica’s cross-site evaluation and evaluation TA contract for the fourth cohort (referred to in this report as RPG4), the second year of the fifth cohort (referred to as RPG5), and the first year for the sixth cohort (referred to as RPG6). The report includes a brief history of the RPG cohorts and information on the RPG4, RPG5, and RPG6 projects. The report also provides an overview of the RPG cross-site evaluation and describes highlights from the past year of the contract, support provided to RPG projects during this period, and next steps.