SBP is a national organization that engages in disaster recovery efforts across the country. SBP seeks to build disaster resiliency amongst those most vulnerable and to streamline the rebuilding of homes for those who have survived disaster to reduce the time and cost of disaster relief. To better understand the impact of the program in relation to costs, AmeriCorps commissioned a return on investment (ROI) analysis.
- The program produces strong returns for the medium- and long-term scenarios when benefits to AmeriCorps members, program participants, and state/local governments are included.
- Benefits of SBP AmeriCorps’ activities include: 1) Reduced construction time and construction costs for federal and state governments; 2) Increased post-service earnings by AmeriCorps members; 3) Living allowances, stipends, and education awards to AmeriCorps members; 4) Increased tax revenue for government; and 5) Reduced lifetime spending on corrections, public assistance, and social insurance.
Return on Investment (ROI) Studies
AmeriCorps and its grantees have invested significant resources in evaluating different agency programs and supported program models designed to improve a range of outcomes for national service members and volunteers, children, families, organizations, and communities across America. AmeriCorps has commissioned ICF International to conduct ROI analyses to help measure the program performance and build the base of evidence for future resource allocation decisions. In addition, each ROI study helps AmeriCorps communicate the value of its programs to relevant stakeholders. The ROI Studies Project will produce 16 ROI assessments from FY20 to FY23.
AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation Commissioned Report