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A national symposium on the future of pay for success

There’s a lot happening in the pay for success (PFS) field. Even as the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is being defunded, there’s a chance that the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA) will create a new source of federal funding for PFS efforts.
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SIPPRA: Continued interest in PFS at the federal level

In his first speech to the Senate, Senator Todd Young (R-IN)—a long-time proponent of pay for success (PFS)— gave a special shout-out to the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA). Young, as one of Indiana’s Congressional Representatives in the 114th Congress, introduced and stewarded SIPPRA through the House with his colleague John Delaney (D-MD). However, SIPPRA failed to come before the Senate for a vote at that time.
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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.