10a NCAC 97C .0202      DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this Subchapter, the following definitions apply:

(1)           Activity.  Within the One‑Year Work Program, an activity is the action that will be taken to cause a project objective to be reached as scheduled.  An activity can be performed only once, several times, or it can be ongoing.  An activity should be specific to the level of detail necessary for the grant recipient and the Office to understand how the project will accomplish its objectives.

(2)           Evaluation.  A study undertaken to determine the extent to which a completed project met its goals and objectives.

(3)           Goal.  A statement of desired results to be achieved by the end of a multi‑year period in terms of a resolution or reduction of the poverty‑related problem.  A goal should be limited to what the grant recipient can reasonably expect to accomplish within two or more years and should be specific enough that the grant recipient can determine whether it has been met.

(4)           Impact Measure.  An impact measure indicates the extent to which achieving the goal produced the desired results.

(5)           Objective.  A specific, measurable result to be accomplished during the One‑Year Work Program period by implementing a project.

(6)           Measure of Efficiency.  A standard used to determine the cost (in terms of dollars) of meeting each project's objective(s) and/or goal(s).

(7)           Performance Assessment.  An examination to determine whether progress is being made toward meeting a project's objectives, and if not why not.  An assessment first attempts to uncover differences from expected or planned results and then analyzes these differences to determine their causes, their consequences, what conclusions can be drawn, and what recommendations can be made.

(8)           Performance Measure.  An indicator of accomplishment used in assessment.  A performance measure indicates the extent to which the planned activities of a project are on‑target in meeting the stated objectives.

(9)           Poverty‑Related Problem.  An obstacle created by a cause(s) or reflecting a condition which prevents families who are poor from having an income above the poverty guidelines.

(10)         Program.  A combination of projects undertaken to accomplish the purpose of the CSBG Program.

(11)         Project.  A strategy selected for implementation.  The project is the level where objectives are set, resources are applied, and work performed.

(12)         Strategy.  A method or way to achieve one or more of goals established in the Agency Strategy for Eliminating Poverty.  A strategy selected from among other alternatives will, in most cases, be a project proposed to be undertaken by the agency.

(13)         Poverty Cause.  A circumstance that prevents a family having an income above the poverty guideline.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑10; 143B‑276; 143B‑277; 143‑323(d);

Eff. December 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 25, 2015.