February 28, 2011

Urban Institute Announces $15 Million Initiative for Low-Income Families

Posted in Philanthropy at 9:07 pm by philanthropynews

The Urban Institute has announced the launch of a five-year, $15 million initiative designed to help states develop new approaches to the delivery of support services for low-income working families.

Funded by the Ford Foundation, the Work Support Strategies: Streamlining Access, Strengthening Families initiative has selected nine states — Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, and South Carolina — to receive grants of $250,000. Over the next year, the states will use the funds to assess their operations and develop new approaches to delivering work supports to low-income families. States that demonstrate they can execute their plans will then compete for three-year implementation grants of up to $500,000 per year.

(Read more via Philanthropy News Digest.)