Our Technical Assistance services help our federal clients support their grantees' project implementation efforts and enable them to meet their programmatic objectives. Through the design and delivery of TA, we help our federal clients and those they fund translate knowledge into practice, stimulate innovation, and encourage the use of evidence based practices to accomplish their strategic goals. We typically support federal TA efforts through a mix of webinars, regional workshops, site visits to grantees, and facilitated communities of practice. We also develop robust TA materials such as practitioner guides, toolkits, and factsheets.

Our TA expertise encompasses a number of areas, including early childhood and adult education, workforce development, housing and urban planning, and public health. Specifically, in the early childhood education sector, our TA expertise is devoted to advancing early care and education workforce knowledge and skills, as well as improving program performance and outcomes, while taking into account partnerships with Head Start, childcare and other community-based early childhood programs. The breadth of our TA orientation enables us to provide support to a wide range of organizations at the federal, state, and local levels. Our customizable solutions, and wide network of partners and SMEs enables us to bring together the right team to meet our customer's TA needs.

Marc Mannes
Associate Director, Children, Youth and Families

Technical assistance is one of MSG’s founding services lines and is truly the heart of the firm. We take a cradle-to-grave approach to the grantee support, and we strive to support our clients and their grantees at every turn. Our technical assistance services live well beyond the length of our contracts, as our repeat customers and strong CPARS ratings can attest.

MSG has supported grantees in project and program design, the development of data collection systems, professional development for staff and managers, and improving the efficiency of program delivery and reporting. Throughout all of our projects, MSG has taken a highly customized approach to technical assistance.

We begin with a deep understanding of grantee challenges and needs. Our solutions are tailored to the appropriate service levels and address differing learning needs. MSG is capable of applying multiple delivery strategies for TA, and frequently utilizes a network of partners to ensure dissemination reach. MSG’s rigorous management procedures ensure project success, and our flexible team structure allows for adjustment as projects progress.

MSG's Early Care and Education Topical Brief Series

Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) has released two of our Early Care and Education Series Topical Briefs, Advancing a Comprehensive Approach to School Readiness, and The Case for Cultivating Dual Language Learners’ Home Languages. These briefs highlight topics of importance for early childhood professionals: adopting a more complete orientation to school readiness and addressing the unique needs of dual language learners.

Interactive Communities of Practice
Practitioner Guides
Intelligently Designed Reporting and Data Collection Systems
Strong Professional Development Resources
Information Clearinghouses
Extensive Information Dissemination

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