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National/State Economic Justice Campaigns

National Employment Law Project

www.nelp.org

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $145,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2004
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The project provides technical assistance to state policymakers, advocates and community organizations to fill the gaps in the unemployment insurance system for low-wage and part-time workers. It also engages in research and policy advocacy in support of selected federal unemployment insurance reforms.Multiyear funding will support activities that include providing technical assistance to state unemployment insurance policy initiatives; producing research, analyses and updates to document and promote unemployment insurance reforms; coordinating the broader network of state organizations working on unemployment insurance issues; expanding communication efforts to keep interested parties informed about policy issues and analyses of unemployment insurance initiatives; monitoring federal policies; and offering research and analyses to help inform the debate and educate state partners.Recent accomplishments included working with 26 states on unemployment insurance campaigns; actively participating in the national debate to strengthen the program; producing various reports and papers to support the state unemployment insurance reform agenda; organizing a major national conference; and developing the communications capacity of the project.