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National Conference of State Legislatures

Denver, Colorado
www.ncsl.org

National Conference of State Legislatures was awarded $7,883,146 between 1988 and 2017, including 23 grants in American Democracy, Policy Research, Digital Media & Learning, Criminal Justice, Migration, International Peace & Security, and Juvenile Justice.

$775,000

2017 • 2 years • Criminal Justice

Since 1975, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has been the single bipartisan, national, professional organization that has as its exclusive membership all 7,500 state legislators and their staff. It provides research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange information on critical state issues, and ensures states a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. This award supports NCSL to engage in education and technical assistance highlighting policy and practice innovations affecting local criminal justice systems and the misuse and overuse of jails to state legislators as a strategic ally under the Safety and Justice Challenge. NCSL’s prominent and recognized forums and communications outlets help promote the diffusion of specific policy and practice innovations, develop legislative leadership capacity for addressing justice issues, and raise the profile of local justice systems reform as a state-level policy priority.

$625,000

2015 • 2 years • Criminal Justice

Since 1975, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has been the single bipartisan, national, professional organization that has as its exclusive membership all state legislators and their staff. It provides research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange information on critical state issues.The award supports NCSL to engage in a final round of education and technical assistance highlighting Models for Change policy and practice innovations and shift the focus of its activities from juvenile justice to state policies affecting local criminal justice systems and the misuse and over use of jails under the Safety and Justice Challenge. NCSL’s prominent and recognized forums and communications outlets help promote the diffusion of specific policy and practice innovations, develop legislative leadership capacity for addressing justice issues, and raise the profile of justice systems reform as a state-level policy priority.

$450,000

2015 • 2 years, 8 months • Migration

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a nonpartisan organization that serves the nation’s 7,000 state legislators and more than 30,000 staff persons by providing research, technical assistance, and opportunities to engage in dialogue on issues of significance to the states. NCSL established the Executive Committee Task Force on Immigration and the States in 2006 to help shape national immigration legislation and elevate the interests and concerns of states. This renewal award supports 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 Task Force fills gaps in knowledge related to the economic impacts of immigration policy for state legislators, and informs their sound policymaking at the state level.

$390,000

2015 • 2 years • Digital Media & Learning

The National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization that serves as a source of information, expertise, and professional development for the nation's legislators and their staff. This grant will support NCSL to lead a national dialogue among state legislators about the policy options that can help enable Connected Learning and Cities of Learning to thrive, such as competency-based learning, online safety, and issues related to student data privacy. NCSL is hosting briefings and workshops, preparing policy briefs, and working with state legislators to develop work plans to advance relevant policies.

$430,000

2014 • 1 year, 3 months • Juvenile Justice

Since 1975, the National Conference of State Legislatures has been the single bipartisan, national, professional organization that has all 7,500 state legislators and their staff as its exclusive membership. With this grant, NCSL will provide information and technical assistance highlighting the successful work of Models for Change to state legislators and staff to promote better and more-informed decision-making on juvenile justice issues. It will use content from Models for Change as the basis for programs to provide policymakers with knowledge and information on adolescent development and juvenile delinquency, evidence-based practices, and effective reforms that improve juvenile justice systems, programs and services.

$300,000

2013 • 2 years • Digital Media & Learning

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.

$450,000

2013 • 2 years • Migration

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.

$300,000

2013 • 2 years, 4 months • American Democracy

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.

$225,000

2012 • 1 year • Migration

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.

$700,000

2012 • 2 years • Juvenile Justice

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.

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