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March 2015Vol. 16, No. 2Performance Partnership Pilot Launches

At the close of 2014, a program aimed at improving educational, employment, and other outcomes for disconnected youth began soliciting applications from States, Tribes, and municipalities. Made possible through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, the Performance Partnership Pilot (P3) program will allow up to 10 pilot programs to pool funds from discretionary programs already received in 2014 from the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor, as well as the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. P3 pilot programs will have the flexibility to use these funds in ways that will provide the best outcomes for their particular jurisdiction and community needs.

Applicants whose program plans are based on existing evidence of positive outcomes, include a focus on detailed data collection, and propose to evaluate a component of their pilot will be given priority consideration. P3 will also strongly consider applicants whose proposals will serve disconnected youth in rural or Tribal communities.

Applications are due on March 4, 2015, and the selected applicants will be announced in late spring 2015. To read more about P3 and application requirements, including the application invitation and application package, visit the Administration for Children and Families website at

To view a webinar on the P3 program, including details on selection criteria and requirements, visit

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Children's Bureau Express featured the P3 program in the September 2014 issue. Read the article at