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Advancing the development of more effective domestic policies by working to increase the policy impact of all strategies in the Foundation’s U.S. Programs.  Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Child Tax Credit Extended to More Low-Income Families

As part of the recently enacted economic rescue legislation, Congress approved a measure that will allow more low-income families to qualify for the Child Tax Credit in 2008 and provide more financial support for eligible families ... Read More

Online Archive Simplifies Access to Policy Research

With support from MacArthur, the Center for Governmental Studies has launched PolicyArchive, the nation’s first free comprehensive, online archive of public policy research. Read More

Expert Committee to Identify and Assess Options for Restoring America's Fiscal Health

A committee of experts selected and staffed by the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Public Administration will identify and assess a range of options for restoring America’s fiscal health. Read More

“Philanthropy, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and Public Policy,” Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the 2008 Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's research grantmaking and support for efforts to align policy with sound evidence. Read More
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Olga Sidorovich, Institute of Law & Public Policy

Olga Sidorovich, Institute of Law & Public Policy, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

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Chicago Receives $153 Million to Fight Traffic Congestion

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Chicago $153 million to fund a new approach for transportation improvements that had been recommended by MacArthur grantees Metropolis 2020 and Metropolitan Planning Council. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Conference on Mental Health in the Mainstream of Public Policy

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci reflects on the Foundation's thirty years of mental health grantmaking and suggests steps to create an integrated system of mental health care. Read More

Metro Areas Need to Use Power of Their Votes

An opinion piece by Bruce Katz and MarySue Barrett calls for a “reimagination” of the partnership between the federal government and metropolitan regions. Read More

What Makes Regions Resilient?

A recent community piece in the National Civic Review entitled, “What Makes Regions Resilient?” sets out the themes that that will be explored by the newly-created MacArthur Research Network on Building Resilient Regions. The Network will ... Read More