Urban InstituteTax Policy Center was awarded $8,400,000 between 2006 and 2016, including 8 grants in MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions and Policy Research.

$1,650,000

2016 • 3 years • Policy Research

Founded in 1968, the Urban Institute provides nonpartisan economic and social policy research on critical issues and trends in the United States, including taxes and the economy, housing, criminal justice, education, health, employment and income, and welfare. The Tax Policy Center (TPC), a joint venture between the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, was founded in 2002 to meet the need of policymakers, the media, and the public for clear and nonpartisan information about tax policy and understandable explanations and analyses of the implications of policy alternatives. This award provides general operating support to the Tax Policy Center, enabling the organization to continue to produce credible, accessible, and timely analysis of emerging tax policy proposals, particularly during Presidential elections and Congressional sessions. These analyses help educate policymakers, the media, and the public about tax policy options and trade-offs, and advance the public’s understanding of the effects of these ideas.

$750,000

2012 • 3 years • Policy Research

This grant supports the launch of the Urban Institute’s State and Local Finance Initiative, which aims to inform public understanding and strengthen decision making in the area of state and local finance. At a time when state and local governments are facing enormous fiscal stress and leaders are faced with difficult budget decisions, researchers at the Urban Institute and the Tax Policy Center are embarking on an effort to provide reliable, nonpartisan data and analysis about state and local budget challenges, potential solutions, and competing alternatives so that officials and citizens can better understand and evaluate available options.

$2,000,000

2012 • 4 years • Policy Research

The Tax Policy Center, a joint venture between the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, was founded in 2002 to provide policymakers, the media, and the public with clear and nonpartisan information about tax policy and understandable explanations and analyses of the implications of policy alternatives. This grant provides the Center with flexible operating support to continue to inform policy debates with credible research and analysis of tax and budget policy issues at a time when the domestic policy debate is marked by increasing interest in deficit reduction and tax reform.

$250,000

2011 • 1 year • Policy Research

To examine the implications for states of federal tax reform.

$1,000,000

2010 • 2 years • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

To establish an operating reserve, invest in core research infrastructure, and develop a strategic plan (over two years).

$500,000

2009 • 1 year • Policy Research

To develop a model for understanding and averting a catastrophic failure of budget policy.

$1,350,000

2009 • 3 years • Policy Research

In support of general operations (over three years).

$900,000

2006 • 3 years • Policy Research

In support of general operations (over three years).

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