To provide more consistent measures of performance and project outcomes, OEA has issued a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) notice to acquire the capacity to better assist its grantees in developing, testing, and implementing quantitative performance measures for their existing projects.
Currently, OEA's DIA program supports and provides both financial and technical assistance to over 30 States and local governments affected by major Defense program changes. With this many projects, the resulting variability in tracking performance can become a challenge without an effort to identify and implement the most effective performance management tools. OEA expects to aid its current grantees with research into quantitative and qualitative methodologies to help grantees assess, evaluate, and report the full effect of their projects. In addition to enabling in-stride adjustments to their projects, this research can help OEA's DIA Grantees achieve better outcomes by using more uniform and consistent measures of performance.
A review of the goals and objectives of this FFO will be addressed via a teleconference held April 15, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Details on how to register for this event, and apply for this FFO can be found in the April 6, 2015 Federal Register Notice.