Youth Policy Lab announces application for new technical assistance program

November 30, 2016

The Youth Policy Lab has issued a request for proposals to organizations seeking to use data to improve service delivery or program design for Michigan youth. Applications for the Michigan Technical Assistance Partnership (M-TAP) Program are due March 1, 2017.

Details on M-TAP Program resources, the application selection criteria and award process, and examples of potential projects have been posted here.

  • This request for proposals is designed to identify partner agencies with whom the Lab will work to answer questions about the clients they serve, the problems they seek to address, and the effectiveness of their programs while, at the same time, building their internal capacity to address future questions.
  • M-TAP is open to Michigan-based organizations (or organizations doing substantial work in Michigan) including school districts, non-profits, and state and local government agencies.
  • Selected partners will receive pro-bono technical assistance for up to 24 months to help them use data to answer a clearly specified question or set of questions related to improving service delivery or design. Assistance will be provided for each step of the proposed project, including needs and feasibility assessment, analysis and evaluation, and policy design.

The Youth Policy Lab is a partnership between the Ford School and the Survey Research Center at U-M’s institute for Social Research. It is led by Brian Jacob, Susan Dynarski, and Robin Tepper Jacob with funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.