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SIPPRA NOFA: An investor’s perspective

Pay for success (PFS) projects bring together a host of stakeholders aimed at improving outcomes for a specific population. Today we highlight the role of one of the key stakeholders: private investors.
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How governments can leverage impact investing to solve local problems

Passage of a $54 billion plan to greatly expand transit access in the Seattle region presented a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve system connectivity and boost the region’s economy. The plan also presented a challenge: How could decisionmakers ensure residents with the most to gain had access to affordable housing close to new transit corridors? How could leaders help align public and private investments for the good of the entire region?
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SIPPRA: What's next?

Welcome to the final blog post of SIPPRA week! Since last Friday, the SIPPRA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was officially published in the Federal Register. As you review the requirements detailed in the NOFA, you may find that you need further guidance around the application process. If you believe that your project has the potential to be eligible for SIPPRA, but have questions about key components of your proposed project, Urban’s subject matter and technical experts can help determine whether SIPPRA is right for you and answer your questions.
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The Roles of the US Commission and Federal Interagency Council on Social Impact Partnerships

Welcome back to SIPPRA week! As you consider a potential application for awards under the Social Impact Partnership Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA), you may be wondering who will be overseeing this process and what the roles will be in doing so.
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Using SIPPRA funds for early childhood education

Welcome back to SIPPRA week! While the SIPPRA legislation does not require PFS or early childhood education (ECE) projects specifically, its focus on programs which benefit children makes the Pay for Success Early Childhood Education Toolkit particularly relevant to those looking to apply for SIPPRA funds. The toolkit can provide step-by-step guidance for jurisdictions interested in exploring PFS projects focused on ECE.