Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA)
The purposes of this program are the following: (1) To improve the lives of families and individuals in need in the United States by funding social programs that achieve real results. (2) To redirect funds away from programs that, based on objective data, are ineffective, and into programs that achieve demonstrable, measurable results. (3) To ensure Federal funds are used effectively on social services to produce positive outcomes for both service recipients and taxpayers. (4) To establish the use of social impact partnerships to address some of our Nation?s most pressing problems. (5) To facilitate the creation of public-private partnerships that bundle philanthropic or other private resources with existing public spending to scale up effective social interventions already being implemented by private organizations, nonprofits, charitable organizations, and State and local governments across the country. (6) To bring pay-for-performance to the social sector, allowing the United States to improve the impact and effectiveness of vital social services programs while redirecting inefficient or duplicative spending. (7) To incorporate outcomes measurement and randomized controlled trials or other rigorous methodologies for assessing program impact.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Departmental Offices, Department of The Treasury
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA). Social Security Act, Part 42 U.S.C., Section § 1397n—1397n-13
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Only State and local governments may apply
- obtain an application package (see NOFA for details) - submit the application the includes budget information; a summary project narrative; goals of the project/study; plan for delivering the project/study; target population to be served and unmet need(s); project team roles & responsibilities; independent evaluator qualifications (projects only); outcome valuation
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. - obtain and submit the application package that includes budget information; a summary project narrative; goals of the project/study; plan for delivering the project/study; target population to be served and unmet need(s); project team roles & responsibilities; independent evaluator qualifications (projects only); outcome valuation
- The Treasury will review all applications for eligibility and completeness - Treasury will convene a panel of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who will score applications in accordance with criteria detailed in the NOFA - Treasury will review applications for consistency among SMEs, across SME panels, and rank the applications - The SIPPRA Commission comprised of independent individuals appointed by Congress and the President will review applications and make award recommendations to Treasury - The Interagency Council will certify that applications contain rigorous, independent data and reliable, evidence-based research methodologies before they may receive funding - Treasury, in consultation with the Interagency Council and the head of any federal agency administering a similar intervention or serving a population similar to that served by the project, will review the applications taking into account the statutory considerations referenced above as well as the recommendations made by the SIPPRA Commission and the Interagency Council certification (or absence thereof) - Treasury will allocate a minimum of 50 percent of project funds to projects designed to directly benefit children - awards will be made
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria: - value to the federal government of the outcomes expected to be achieved; savings to the federal government and the savings to the State and local governments - Likelihood of achieving outcomes - Quality of evaluation - Capacity and commitment to sustain the intervention
How may assistance be used?
The Act authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to enter into award agreements with state or local governments to conduct (1) feasibility studies, and (2) social impact partnership projects. To qualify as a social impact partnership project under this division, a project must produce one or more measurable, clearly defined outcomes that result in social benefit and Federal, State, or local savings through one or more of 21 categories
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
(1) Projects with no construction component An OMB-approved Annual Performance Report form must be submitted within 90 days of the end of each calendar year of the award period of performance. A final performance report is due 90 calendar days after the period of performance end date. Each report must summarize project activities, including the current stage of program implementation; progress towards achieving the outcome goals, including number of people served; significant milestones of the grantee, intermediary, investors, and evaluator; and related results of the project. It should thoroughly document the partnership activities and decision-making structure used to implement the pay for results model. These reports will be made publicly available. Upon award, Treasury or the administering federal agency will provide detailed formal guidance about the data and other information that is required to be collected and reported on either a regular basis or special request basis. (2) Projects with a construction component Treasury may require additional evidence of onsite technical inspections and certified percentage of completion date information on construction elements of projects but will not require performance requirements other than the Annual Performance Report required for projects with no construction component.
Applicants must follow federal guidelines on record retention, which require grantees to maintain all records pertaining to grant activities for a period of not less than three years from the time of final grant close-out.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Act provides amounts to remain available until 10 years after February 9, 2018. Within 6 months after a social impact partnership project is completed an independent evaluator shall evaluate the effects of the activities undertaken and submit a written report that includes the results of the evaluation and the conclusion of the evaluator as to whether the State or local government has fulfilled each obligation of the agreement. Final payment to a project team relies on the independent evaluator's report; the time to develop and review the report, and initiate payment shortens a project's period of performance. Feasibility studies are constrained by the Act to complete within 9 months of award
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20220 USA
202 622 0262
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$765,000.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No SIPPRA project or feasibility awards have been made. Treasury expects to award up to approximately $70,000,000 in competitive project and feasibility study grants. SIPPRA provides that not less than 50 percent of all federal payments made to carry out social impact partnership project agreements shall be used for initiatives that directly benefit children.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
31 CFR Part 19 2 CFR Part 200 Lobbying Restrictions at 31 CFR 31 CFR Part 21. Government-wide Debarment and Suspension Requirements at 31 CFR Part 19. Government-wide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace at 31 CFR Part 20. Award Term for Trafficking in Persons at 2 CFR Part 175. 31 CFR part 22 31 CFR part 28 31 CFR part 23 2 CFR Part 170, Appendix A CFR 200.315 2 CFR 200.54, 200.64. 2 CFR 200.29. 2 CFR 200.205. 2 CFR Part 200, appendix XII. 2 CFR 200.333 42 U.S.C. 1397n-12(6), 2 CFR 200.90. 2 CFR Part 200
Examples of Funded Projects