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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
  • Please review the OneStar VISTA Project Partnership Overview before starting your application.
  • Prior to starting this application, please contact OneStar's VISTA Manager, lauren@onestarfoundation.org, to ensure a full understanding of the VISTA program, availability, and for application recommendations.
  • You are required to complete and upload a VISTA Assignment Description (VAD) as part of this application. You can download a VAD template here.
  • Application completed and submitted by the 1st of the month will be considered for review within that current month. Submissions turned in after the 1st of the month will be considered for review the following month.







CONTACT INFORMATION






The authorized signatory is a representative that is authorized to sign legal and fiscal agreements on behalf of the organization.
If the individual completing this application is NOT the organization's authorized signatory, please provide the following information.






Select the option that best describes your organization.




If you selected Yes, please complete the following chart:
Type of Members Number of Members Years Hosted Description of Activities





COST SHARE WAIVER



VISTA PROJECT OVERVIEW

ABOUT YOUR PROJECT


PROPOSED VISTA POSITION





MEMBER SUPERVISION







RECRUITMENT INFO

Example: Texas Connector Mapping Tool: Strengthen the nonprofit infrastructure by supporting an innovative, online mapping tool that helps communities analyze needs and resources to create social change!

Example: Do you love breakfast tacos and live music? How about kayaking, tubing, BBQ and food trucks? OneStar Foundation (OneStar), located in sunny Austin, Texas is a supporting nonprofit of the office of the Governor whose purpose is to strengthen the capacity of the nonprofit infrastructure to enable communities to more effectively solve social challenges. As part of this mission, OneStar developed the Texas Connector, an interactive, online mapping tool that links nonprofits to strengthen Texas communities. It provides a visual snapshot of community needs and resources to allow funders, local and state government leaders, researchers and the nonprofit communities to more effectively meet Texas’ growing needs. Texas Connector bridges the information gap between the areas served by nonprofits and the underserved communities of Texas. OneStar is seeking a Texas Connector VISTA to help with outreach to new potential partners, including rural areas and within the field of healthcare, development of a robust training and technical assistance approach and resources to enhance user experience and capacity and a diversified funding stream to enable program sustainability.








Performance Measures

AmeriCorps VISTA projects have two main conceptual components:
  1. to build capacity of programs or organizations that
  2. are intended to help individuals and communities out of poverty.
The anti-poverty component is the reason resources are awarded to an organization while the capacity building component explains how the anti-poverty work is accomplished. Applicants for VISTA resources provide information in the form of performance measures to OneStar about both the capacity building component and the anti-poverty component of their proposed project. OneStar will request updates on performance measures throughout the VISTA partnership.

Please select:
  • one capacity building measure (i.e., an output and a corresponding outcome) and 
  • one anti-poverty measure (i.e., an output and a corresponding outcome)
that we will be responsible for tracking this year. We highly recommend choosing an output and outcome that will be easy for your organization to track and/or for which you already have tracking systems (interventions) in place. The VISTA member(s) specifically do NOT have to be directly impacting the anti-poverty outcome, but the program that the VISTA member(s) are building capacity for does. 
 
When completing this portion of the application please refer to the Performance Measure Guidance for clarification and definition for each measure.
CAPACITY BUILDING MEASURE

Use the Performance Measure Guidance linked above for clarification on each measure.

If Output G3-3.4 is chosen your target may be 1 if your organization is the sole organization to receive capacity building resources. Be conservative with your targets by setting the goal at 75% of your best guess.

Refer to page 8 on the Performance Measure Guidance linked above for recommendations of how to measure/track Capacity Building Output


Your target may be 1 if your organization is the sole organization to receive capacity building resources. Be conservative with your targets by setting the goal at 75% of your best guess.

Refer to page 8 on the Performance Measure Guidance linked above for recommendations of how to measure/track Capacity Building Outcome
ANTI-POVERTY MEASURES

Use the Performance Measure Guidance linked above for clarification on each measure.

Use the Performance Measure Guidance linked above for clarification on each measure.

PROJECT SITE REQUIREMENTS