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State Fiscal and Low-Income Initiatives Project

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $600,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2005
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The State Fiscal and Low-Income Initiatives Project has three main components: federal budget and fiscal priorities, state-level budget and fiscal priorities, and safety net programs. Within each component and for the project as a whole, the goal is to produce timely, credible, and strategic research and analyses that can help inform the decisionmaking of policymakers and other key officials.Multiyear funding will support goals that include assuring that state revenues are adequate to support programs that assist low-income and vulnerable populations; shaping the national debate on the need for the federal revenue system to raise enough resources to address key national priorities; and strengthening programs that provide basic assistance to low-income families to support their efforts to get out of poverty. Activities will include monitoring proposed changes in safety net programs and federal tax policy; producing analyses of federal and state legislative proposals; conducting briefings on issues affecting low-income families; facilitating networking opportunities for participating groups; and providing technical assistance to groups working on issues affecting low-income families.