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State Fiscal Analysis Initiative

Maine Center for Economic Policy

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–December 31, 2012
  • Location Augusta, ME, United States
  • Geographic Focus Maine

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. The Maine Center for Economic Policy joined this effort in 1993 and has become recognized as an authoritative source of information and analysis. During this grant period, the grantee will prepare and disseminate analyses on a range of state fiscal issues, with a particular emphasis on the state and local tax policies affecting low-income families, education, labor market policies, and income support programs. In addition, they will develop policy proposals, conduct outreach, and provide training for a wide range of agencies in their state. 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.