The 11th episode of our podcast "An Honorable Profession" is now available! Listen to host Ryan Coonerty talk with fellow NewDEAL Leader Boise City Council President Lauren McLean about her work to make smart economic decisions that take climate impacts and environmental changes into account to ensure that Boise grows into a "welcoming, vibrant, kind, and successful city" that's ready for the future. Find the podcast here or on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and anywhere podcasts are found!
The U.S. Department of Treasury recently announced new funding to support state and local Pay for Success projects, established by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 passed by Congress last year. NewDEAL Leaders have already used the innovative Pay for Success method to support results-driven policy, including now-Congressman Ben McAdams to fund Salt Lake County's early education efforts and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock to support the chronically homeless. State and local government officials interested in applying for Results Act funding can read details on the Treasury funding here. Also check out a two-page summary of the Treasury program with helpful tips on assembling an application, provided by nonprofit Social Finance. Interested state and local officials can apply for technical assistance from Social Finance's Results Act Incubator, which will dedicate teams to government partners to help design projects and submit them for funding. Learn more about the Incubator on Social Finance's website.
NewDEAL Leaders, keep an eye out for details on a conference call with Social Finance on March 12 to hear more about the funding and how you can apply for it.
NewDEAL Leader Houston Councilmember Amanda Edwards is continuing to work to make sure her community has the resources it needs to complete the recovery from Hurricane Harvey, as many are still struggling to repair their homes even 18 months after the storm. Read more about Councilmember Edwards' door-to-door outreach, through which she meets people where they are to connect them to information about available resources.