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Deadline extended – Apply by May 26th for PFS administrative data technical assistance

Are you in the midst of pay for success (PFS) project planning or implementation? Have you found challenges related to using administrative data systems to establish baselines or track individual outcomes?  We encourage you to apply for training and technical assistance (TTA) from Urban that will specifically target data challenges.
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Considering fiscal and non-fiscal benefits in pay for success projects

A popular benefit of the pay for success (PFS) model is its potential to finance programs that, if successful, will save governments more than they cost. For some governments, cost savings may be what first attracted them to PFS. But in practice, this approach greatly limits the number of programs eligible for PFS financing.
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Urban announces second competition for PFS data TA and two new PFS data TA awards

We are pleased to announce the first two sites selected to receive training and technical assistance services (TTA) through the Urban Institute’s Pay for Success Administrative Data (PFS-AD) grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund.
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What the “skinny budget” does and does not tell us about pay for success

Two weeks ago, when the White House Office of Management and Budget released the president’s annual budget proposal blueprint, funding for the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) was zeroed out as part of a proposal to eliminate funding for SIF’s parent agency, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).