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This grant enables the Corporation for Enterprise Development to develop and promote state and federal asset-building policies for lower-income Americans. Given the tremendous bi-partisan support for Individual Development Accounts, primary importance will be placed on translating that support into a federal policy capable of financing and delivering these accounts at scale over the long-term. To realize this goal, the corporation will engage in a series of complementary activities, including policy development, policymaker education, coalition building, strategic communications, research, and technical assistance and training. An Individual Development Account is a matched savings account for lower-income Americans that can be used for high return investments such as buying a first home, attending college, or starting a small business. The Corporation for Enterprise Development, an economic development intermediary, is a key national leader in the asset-building movement.
Tax policy continues to figure centrally in the nation's key economic decisions. Although recent spending reductions and revenue increases have reduced near-term deficits, long-term imbalances remain a central concern. Renewal grant support from the Mott Foundation will enable the Urban Institute's Joint Tax Policy Center to continue providing policymakers, tax analysts, the media, and the public with accurate, unbiased, timely, and understandable information about the tax policy choices facing our nation. Using its own tax model and other resources, the center produces timely analyses of current tax proposals and long-term analyses of systemic tax and related spending issues and communicates these results to the public and policymakers in a timely and innovative manner. In the long run, the center's goal is to help shape the terms of the debate in which tax policy is considered. The Urban Institute-a Washington, DC-based think tank-gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues-to foster sound public policy and effective government.
The Mott Foundation’s Pathways Out of Poverty program funds initiatives to expand economic opportunity for underserved families and neighborhoods around the United States.
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