Grantee Profile

Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program

Grants to Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program

  • $2,250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 4 years)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a time when the country's top 100 metropolitan areas are home to nearly 65 percent of the population and generate 75 percent of the gross domestic product, the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program is focusing on how these areas create innovative policies, practices and institutions that will build the next economy in more resilient and equitable ways. This grant supports the Metropolitan Policy Program's continuing leadership role in defining and advancing an agenda to create more productive, sustainable and inclusive metropolitan areas, providing decision-makers with cutting-edge research and policy ideas for improving the health and prosperity of cities and metropolitan areas.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program will use this grant to explore the potential of the referendum process and related ballot measures to fund economy-shaping strategies to create jobs and increase state and regional competitiveness in times of extreme fiscal stress - strategies such as, for example, transformative infrastructure projects (capitalizing infrastructure or green banks, or financing multimodal freight improvements); advanced research and development in high-growth sectors, and expanding university research capacity; commercializing innovation via incubators and advanced manufacturing centers; redeveloping brownfields by creating manufacturing or urban innovation districts; and local government authority to create financing mechanisms for targeted economic development activities.

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To promote the understanding of and policy guidance about economic changes underway in American cities and metropolitan areas (over two years).

  • $2,000,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $5,000,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of expanding senior staff capacity and creating an endowment.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — For an initiative on the economic transformation in American cities and metropolitan areas (over three years).

  • $100,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of research on transportation policy and reform.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program $11,350,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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