MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab announced it is accepting letters of interest from state and local governments interested in participating in their State and Local Innovation Initiative. Selected participants will receive grants and support to use randomized trials to help them find innovative solutions to their priority policy questions. Check out the announcement to learn more about the initiative and how to apply.
A new e-book from Route Fifty offers insights into the challenges of data-driven governance at the local level, and makes a few recommendations based on four case studies, including NewDEAL Leader Mayor Stephanie Miner's city of Syracuse, NY. Read a summary or download the whole book.
NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Pete Buttigieg, Mayor
(South Bend, IN)
NewDEAL Leader South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg recently joined the White House's Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness and unveiled his plans for the effort. While South Bend currently has zero unsheltered veterans, Mayor Buttigieg plans to work with local agencies to ensure that veterans are not permanently homeless and all remain sheltered. Learn more about his plans to end veteran homelessness.