Construction and Major Renovation Community of Practice

Last Reviewed Date
August 26, 2022
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These Community of Practice sessions will help Tribal Lead Agencies think strategically about how a construction or major renovation project will help build the supply of care within their Tribal community, collaborate with others in developing and completing a construction or major renovation project, forecasting project and operating budgets, and completion of an approvable application.

Resources

  • Construction and Major Renovation Community of Practice Session 1
    This session provides information on community needs assessment strategies to inform Tribal Lead Agencies on the child care needs in their communities. Through this session Tribal Lead Agencies will determine why a community needs assessment is important, explore ways to design a community assessment, and gain understanding of how community assessment data can assist in making informed decisions around appropriate construction or major renovation projects needed to meet the needs of their Tribal community.
  • Construction and Major Renovation Community of Practice Session 2
    This session provides opportunities for discussion on potential community partners needed to complete a construction or major renovation application. We explore ways to coordinate services and collaborate with early childhood programs within your Tribal community, identify possible community partners to assist in the development and completion of a construction or major renovation project, and discuss next steps to collaboration and coordination to move the construction and major renovation activity forward.
  • Construction and Major Renovation Community of Practice Session 3
    This session is designed to explore child care designs that could meet the capacity and age groups identified during the community needs assessment and identify resources needed to ensure a cultural, developmentally appropriate design, gain understanding of the environmental assessment process, investigate how the current status of the building or renovation site will determine potential costs for infrastructure or playground design, and how to factor in the capacity of the Tribal Lead Agency to oversee the construction or renovation project.
  • Construction and Major Renovation Community of Practice Session 4
    The fourth session of the Construction and Major Renovation Community of Practice focuses on fiscal management of a construction or major renovation project. It provides opportunities for discussion on strategies to build the construction or major renovation budget based on design, land assignment, and timeline. These strategies assist Tribal Lead Agencies in determining their set-aside amounts within their application. The session also focuses on the development of future operational budget considerations.
  • Construction and Major Renovation Community of Practice Session 5
    The fifth session of the Construction and Major Renovation Community of Practice focuses on the development of an approvable construction or major renovation application. In the session participants explore the components of the application based on the checklist in Attachment D of the Program Instruction, strategies for developing a timeline for a construction or renovation project, and developing an action plan to complete their full application.
  • Construction and Major Renovation Community of Practice Session 6
    The sixth session of the Construction and Major Renovation Community of Practice focuses on the reporting requirements of the construction or major renovation funds. In the session participants explore the reporting requirements, how to gain access to reporting websites, and were provided resources for each of the required financial reports.