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Federal and State Asset Policy Project

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  • Program Education
  • Program Area Graduating High School College & Career Ready
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2005–December 31, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Federal and State Asset Policy Project – created in 2001 by the Corporation for Enterprise Development – works to develop and promote state and federal asset-building policies for lower-income Americans. At the federal level, efforts have been directed toward advancing larger-scale policies, identifying and removing barriers to asset accumulation in federal policies and programs, and introducing new asset-building ideas into public policy debates. State-level efforts have focused on research to document the scope of asset-building policies and incentives, and ways to improve the effectiveness of state advocates and coalitions.Fourth-year funding will support two strategic objectives: developing, securing and implementing federal and state asset-building policies; and building a sustainable constituency to support ongoing improvements in state and federal asset-building policies. Activities will include educating policymakers, building collaborations, employing strategic communications, conducting research, and providing technical assistance and training. Recent accomplishments included developing and producing the Assets and Opportunity Scoreboard; raising the profile of asset building with policymakers; and increasing the support of financial institutions for asset building.