Grantee Profile

National Conference of State Legislatures

Grants to National Conference of State Legislatures

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Migration

    DENVER, COLORADO — This renewal grant to the National Conference of State Legislatures will support the Executive Committee Task Force on Immigration and the States, a resource for state legislators who seek current and reliable information about the effects of immigration on their states and cities. The grant will enable the Task Force to meet regularly, to fill knowledge gaps related to the economic impacts of immigration policy, and to inform sound policymaking at the state level.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    DENVER, COLORADO — This grant will help state legislators and local elections officials better understand technology's role in administering elections. Most voting machines across the country must be replaced before the 2016 presidential election. To accomplish this, state legislators and local elections officials will need to work together effectively. By building a stronger partnership between these two key groups, the National Council of State Legislatures will help states make good technology decisions about purchasing voting machines, develop fair and effective anti-fraud measures that also protect the voting rights of qualified electors, modernize voter registration, and adopt best practices for testing equipment and auditing polling place results.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    DENVER, COLORADO — The National Conference of State Legislatures provides legislative analysis and technical assistance to promote interstate communication, share best practices, and enhance the effectiveness of state legislatures. With this grant, NCSL will continue to convene an advisory board, hold meetings, host site visits, produce publications, and provide more state policymakers with information, examples, and perspectives about how Connected Learning meets the needs and interests of the 21st Century learner; and identify new and existing policies that support Connected Learning principles in state policy and local practice.

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    DENVER, COLORADO — This grant to the National Conference of State Legislatures will support the Executive Committee Task Force on Immigration and the States, a resource for state legislators who seek current and reliable information about the effects of immigration on their states and cities. The grant will enable the Task Force to meet regularly, to identify knowledge gaps related to the economic impacts of immigration policy, and to determine how those gaps can be addressed with data and evidence to help inform sound policy making at the state level.

  • $700,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    DENVER, COLORADO — The National Conference of State Legislatures, whose exclusive membership includes all 7,500 state legislators and their staff , provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange information on critical state issues. It will use this grant to provide state legislators and their staffs with information and technical assistance that highlights the successful work of Models for Change--knowledge and information on adolescent development and juvenile delinquency, evidence-based practices, and effective reforms that improve juvenile justice systems and services--to promote better and more-informed decision-making on juvenile justice issues.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    DENVER, COLORADO — The National Conference of State Legislatures provides legislative analysis and technical assistance to enhance the effectiveness of state legislatures by promoting interstate communication and sharing best practices. As the Foundation's digital media and learning initiative lays the groundwork for broader practical change, federal and state policymakers will need information to develop policies that support new evidence-based approaches to learning that use digital media and integrate learning opportunities across schools, libraries and museums. This grant will fund meetings, policy briefs, site visits, and publications that show policymakers how technology--particularly, digital media--can support student learning and improve educational outcomes.

  • $522,500Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    DENVER, COLORADO — To provide information and assistance to the membership on juvenile justice policies with a focus on Models for Change resources and innovations (over two years).

  • $60,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    DENVER, COLORADO — To support studies that assess state and federal policies related to educational technology and the use of digital media to promote learning.

  • $522,900Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    DENVER, COLORADO — To provide information and assistance to members on juvenile justice policies with a focus on Models for Change resources and innovations (over two years).

  • $375,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    DENVER, COLORADO — In support of activities to educate legislators about collaborative mental health services delivery and to improve mental health policymaking across service sectors (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded National Conference of State Legislatures $3,755,400 between 2003 and 2014.

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