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State Fiscal Analysis Initiative

Fiscal Policy Institute

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–December 31, 2012
  • Location Latham, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus New York

About this grant

The Ford, Casey, and Mott foundations created the State Fiscal Analysis 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. As states face the challenges of devolution, issues of state fiscal policy grow even more important. This grant supports the Fiscal Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research and education organization that conducts policy research, analysis, and education to increase understanding of issues related to the fairness of New York’s tax system and the stability and adequacy of state and local public services. It is particularly concerned with safety net and poverty reduction programs, and programs that assist low- and moderate-income people in moving up the socioeconomic ladder. Related to this project is a grant to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which provides technical assistance to all the state organizations participating in this initiative.