Local Management Board Responsibilities
The Local Management Board (LMB) utilizes a Results-Based Accountability model in establishing and prioritizing efforts to improve child well-being in the jurisdiction. Specifically, decisions are made in the context of these questions:
- What are we trying to accomplish?
- What does the data tell us?
- What partners do we need?
- What are the critical strategies?
By consistently posing these questions, the LMB and its partners will assure that resources are directed to areas of need.
The responsibilities of the County's LMB include, but are not limited to:
- Planning: develop plans for enhancing services to children, youth and families, with particular attention to opportunities for effective inter-agency and public and private collaborations.
- Fiscal oversight and resource allocation: oversee the expenditure of funds for programs under the Board's jurisdiction; develop, execute and monitor for compliance with contracts, grant agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with sub-recipients; seek resources from state, federal and other sources to support services to children and families.
- Evaluation and data collection: collect and analyze data as needed to carry out the Board's responsibilities for planning, coordination and delivery of services; evaluate the success of Board and inter-agency efforts, including the extent to which targeted populations are being effectively served.
- Training and communication: provide and coordinate training opportunities for public and private agencies to help improve the delivery of important services to children and families; plan and implement communication strategies to improve access to services for all children and families.
- Reporting: prepare progress reports as required by funding providers.