Evaluation and Impact Unit

Evaluation and Impact Unit

DAPA formed the Evaluation and Impact Unit to understand how agencies are making a difference in the lives of their clients and communities. Federal policy is moving towards use of evidence in policy making and program administration rooted in the Evidence-Based Policy-making Act of 2019. The initial work of the Evaluation and Impact Unit is focused on implementation of projects funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that the state of Connecticut received in 2021. In Connecticut, the Evaluation and Impact work covers three important areas: increased focus on evaluating programs to learn what works, improving transparency around ARPA funding and project implementation and expanding the state’s capacity to use data and evaluation in its work. 

About the Unit

Eval Impact Units Role 

Our role in researching and developing evaluation plans and guiding funding recipients.

Improving Fund Management 

Evaluating impacts to implement SLFRF programs more effectively.

Our Long Term Goals 

Providing better accountability around federal funding.