Budgeting and Program Sustainability

Budgeting and Program Sustainability

Budgeting and program sustainability should be addressed by the collaborative, since tapping the full range of funding resources available to a state or community is the only way to develop multi-year stability for innovative approaches.

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    • Sustainability Planning Toolkit - Five Steps to Build a Sustainability Plan for Systems Change
      Sustainability Planning Toolkit - Five Steps to Build a Sustainability Plan for Systems Change(PDF 4.5 MB)

      National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2021

      The Sustainability Planning Toolkit provides collaboratives, organizations, and programs with the tools needed for planning and implementing a sustainability approach for innovative projects. This resource draws on over 25 years of experience working with communities, counties, states, and tribes from across the country as well as other relevant literature in the field. The toolkit describes the key elements needed for systems change; outlines a series of steps for building a sustainability plan; and highlights selected resources and examples. Tools in this resource include a sustainability planning matrix, community mapping guide, cost analysis checklist, a sustainability assessment, and data and funding inventory templates.

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