The 2006 National Conference on Contracts & Grants for Social Services

Venue: Arlington, VA

Location: Arlington, Virginia 22201, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 04, 2006 End Date/Time: Dec 05, 2006
Registration Date: Dec 04, 2006
Early Registration Date: Nov 05, 2006
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Dear Contractors and Grantees,

One of the most important challenges facing social services agencies and service providers
today is the need to implement performance-based contract and grant management to meet
mission goals. Efforts to improve service provision now require a more results-oriented
approach, which can unnecessarily stress the teams involved in the contract and grant
process, deviate limited resources, and allow for clients to fall through the cracks.
To improve contracting for your social services program, we invite you to attend the
upcoming 2006 National Conference on Contracts and Grants for Social Services,
December 4 – 6 at The Performance Institute in Arlington, VA. Join leaders from federal,
state and local social services agencies, and non-governmental organizations from across the
nation as they share best practices, lessons learned and innovative strategies for the outcomeoriented
management of performance-based contracts and grants for social services.

Show Me the Money
Strengthen outcome-oriented management with the efficient tracking of appropriate and
manageable public or private funding. Learn not only what the “right” grants and contracts
are for your Agency or organization, but also “where” these competitive resources can be
found. Streamline your proposal, contract and grant writing strategy, build and maintain
the necessary relationships with a diverse group of funding possibilities, and set yourself up
for a winning process.

Report and Evaluate Performance
Develop an internal system to collect and monitor contractor and grantee performance to
best manage contracts and grants for results. Identify ways to minimize risk to your agency
or organization when corrective action is necessary. Contractors and grantees will learn
how to best establish an internal performance evaluation capacity to accurately report
performance, ensure transparency and take care of the hardest-to-serve.

Implement Performance-Based Contracting
Contracting and grants management can prove challenging because of issues with
contractor and grantee surveillance, quality assurance plans and work breakdown
structures. Develop the framework for performance-based contracts and grants that
actually defi nes the goals of the contract and provides for better accountability and
communication among all players in the bidding process. This is a valuable conference
for those awarding contracts and grants, for those trying to win contracts based on
performance, and for every social service provider striving for transparency and
accountability in their processes.
Incorporate their lessons learned into your own program strategies and enhance the
social services for your community! Join us for this critical event that will prove to be
an important part of your efforts to improve your agency’s performance. Register today
by calling 703-894-0481 or visit us at I hope to see you this
December in Arlington, VA!


Ian Faigley
Social Policy


The Performance Institute, 1515 North Courthouse Road, Suite 600
Virginia 22201
United States

Additional Information

The 2006 National Conference on Contracts & Grants for Social Services will be held at The Performance Institute in Arlington, VA, just one block east of the Courthouse Metro stop on the Orange Line. A public parking garage is also located inside the building. Plus, continental breakfast and a catered lunch will be provided for all delegates. The Performance Institute 1515 N. Courthouse Rd Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22201 703-894-0481 A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate of $150 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at the Key Bridge. Please contact the hotel directly and use the code IL CORPER when making reservations at the hotel. Holiday Inn Rosslyn at the Key Bridge 1900 North Fort Myer Drive Arlington, VA 22209 1-800-368-3408