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Policies and Funding

Transforming Government, Transforming Communities

Publishing Date: 
April 15, 2015

Funding Opportunities

The Forum for Youth Investment seeks to bring together a wealth of supports and services for the child and youth field. Please find below current funding opportunities available for communities and organizations making a difference in the lives of young people.

Affordable Care Act Grants Provide $100 Million to Create Healthier Communities

Make Sense of the Federal Budget

If you're trying to stay on top of budget developments in Washington, you know how hard it is to make sense of what's real, what's spin and where child and youth advocates can make a difference.

Publishing Date: 
February 23, 2011

The Data Quality Campaign and Forum for Youth Investment Release Co-Authored Brief, Linking Data across Agencies: States That Are Making It Work

As a condition for receiving State Fiscal Stabilization Funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, every governor and chief state school officer has agreed to develop statewide longitudinal data systems that can follow individual students from early learning through K-12 to postsecondary education and into the workforce.  This publication provides an in-depth look at the collaborat

Publishing Date: 
November 16, 2009

Youth Today: One More Time: Don’t Pit Preschoolers Against Teens

States are struggling. Children’s lives, too often, are truly in the balance as states and localities decide where to make cuts, often sacrificing long-term investments to achieve short-term cost savings. And a new National League of Cities report, City Fiscal Conditions 2009, suggests that the situation will worsen over the next two years.

Publishing Date: 
October 6, 2009

Ready by 21 Webinar: Aligning Policies and Funding- Summary and Resources

On August 12, the Forum for Youth Investment hosted a webinar on the topic of ‘Aligning Policies and Funding’. The session, part of the Ready by 21 Webinar Series, featured presenters from Austin, TX and the Finance Project, a member of the Ready by 21 National Partnership.

Publishing Date: 
July 14, 2009

Bringing Principles into Policies: Taking the Youth Development Movement to the Statehouse

The challenge for the 1990s was to get youth development principles adopted into the mainstream discussions of what young people need, do and offer. The challenge for the next decade is to get these ideas embedded in public policy — not as new pieces of legislation, but as lenses and frames that guide policy analysis, prioritization and decision making.

Publishing Date: 
November 15, 2002