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Tax policy continues to have a central place on the national agenda and, given long-term deficit projections, is likely to stay there for the foreseeable future. Moreover, the nation's social safety net increasingly is provided in the form of tax subsidies, such as the earned income tax credit, rather than traditional public assistance programs. This grant will provide ongoing support to the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution's Joint Tax Policy Center. Using its own tax model and other resources, the Joint Tax Policy Center produces timely analyses of current tax proposals and longer-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 Joint Tax Policy Center's goal is to help shape the terms of the debate in which tax policy is considered. Mott funds will be directed toward studying the migration of federal income security and other social policy from spending programs to the tax code and the implications of such shifts for low-income families.
This is one of ten grants recommended to state organizations as part of the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative. The Ford, Casey, and Mott foundations created the initiative in 1992 in order to build state capacity for timely, credible, and accessible tax and budget analysis on behalf of low- and middle-income families. Hope Enterprise Corporation joined this effort in 2007 and has become recognized as an authoritative source of information and analysis. During this grant period, the grantee will prepare and disseminate analysis on a range of state fiscal issues, with a particular emphasis on the state and local tax policies affecting low-income families, labor-market policies, and income-support programs. Related to this project is another Mott grant to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which provides technical assistance to all 41 state organizations participating in this initiative.
This is one of ten grants recommended to state organizations participating in the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative. The Ford, Casey, and Mott foundations created the initiative in 1992 in order to build state capacity for timely, credible, and accessible tax and budget analysis on behalf of low- and moderate-income families. Arise Citizens’ Policy Project joined the initiative in 1994, and has grown to be a respected voice on budget and fiscal policy issues in Alabama. During the renewal grant period, the grantee will produce and disseminate analyses on a range of state budget, fiscal, and economic issues, with a particular emphasis on state and local policies with the potential to improve the lives of low-income people. Additional activities planned for the grant period include community outreach and strategic communications. Related to this project is a grant to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which analyzes federal budget and tax policy issues and provides technical assistance to the 41 state organizations participating in this initiative.
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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