RI NPR's station interviews Jamia McDonald, who has been leading the turnaround at RI's child welfare agency. GPL has been supporting the agency's reprocurement of services focused on reducing congregate care and increasing family stability, and is working with the agency to develop a more robust contract provider performance management practices. Outgoing DCYF Director On Overhauling An Agency In Crisis. Rhode Island Public Radio.
GPL Assistant Director Hanna Azemati and Professor Liebman coauthored a chapter in the Manhattan Institute’s newly published book, Retooling Metropolis. Based on the Government Performance Lab’s work with cities, this chapter discusses cities’ top ten contracting and procurement challenges as well as how cities can address these by treating procurement as a strategic priority and managing contracts in an active and performance-focused way. Read more about Manhattan Institute Chapter on Improving City Procurement
"The DC Water and Sewer Authority closed on a historic deal Thursday, issuing the nation's first Environmental Impact Bond to fund the initial green infrastructure project in its DC Clean Rivers Project." DC Water Closes Historic Deal. Bond Buyer Magazine.
On September 29th, the DC Water and Sewer Authority issued the nation’s first Environmental Impact Bond. This $25 million bond issuance will fund the initial green infrastructure installation in DC Water’s Clean Rivers Project – a project that aims to reduce combined sewage overflows (CSOs) into the Anacostia River, Potomac River, and Rock Creek tributaries. Read more.
On September 28th, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced the launch of the Department of Children and Families’ PFS project. The project will expand treatment by Family Based Recovery (FBR) clinicians providing substance use recovery and parenting support services to approximately 500 families in order to increase family stability and prevent removals of children from their homes. Read more about Connecticut Launches PFS Project
Michigan formally announced the launch of a PFS project, developed with GPL technical assistance, to expand the Strong Beginnings program, an initiative that provides expanded home visiting services to high-risk pregnant women, with additional services for children extending from infants to age 2. The project partners held their first Executive Committee meeting this week. Read more.