Center for Law and Social Policy
Grants to Center for Law and Social Policy
2012 (Duration 1 year)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Law and Social Policy's (CLASP) mission is to develop and advocate for federal, state and local policies that improve the lives of low-income people. Through research, analysis, and effective advocacy, it develops and promotes new ideas, mobilizes other groups, and directly assists governments and advocates with solutions that strengthen families and create pathways to education. It will use this grant to produce information and provide technical assistance to help states respond to federal deficit reduction enactments without harming low-income children, families, and adults.
2011 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center's web portal, Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity: The Source for News, Ideas and Action was launched in 2007 to foster non-partisan debate and disseminate information about policy approaches for addressing poverty and opportunity. It has become policymakers' most widely-used resource for timely information about how best to meet the needs of people in poverty struggling to move up the economic ladder. The Spotlight team will use this grant to develop and promote an exclusive commentary series around the Foundation's How Housing Matters conference, and extensively promote conference commentary and video footage through new media channels.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Center for Law and Social Policy $260,000 between 2010 and 2013.