Request for Proposals: Evaluation of Grant Performance Measurement Practices

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) invites proposals from qualified consultants to assess ARC’s current grant performance measurement system and conduct a scan of performance measurement practices at other grantmaking organizations. The scope of work includes input from ARC staff and stakeholders, selection of model grantmaking organizations whose grant management practices exemplify best practices, and a scan of performance measurement practices at those organizations. The selected contractor will work closely with ARC to shape this effort over the course of a nine-month period beginning May 1, 2020 and concluding January 31, 2021. Proposals will be evaluated on contractors’ qualifications, expertise, track record, work samples, and cost-effectiveness.

ARC is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the Region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation. Learn more at

Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. ET on March 10, 2020.

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