CEO and the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC received a $5.7 million Social Innovation Fund (SIF) annual grant from Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The grant supports replication and evaluation of five of CEO's most promising anti-poverty programs in New York City and seven other urban areas around the country. Enacted under the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act and administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the SIF initiative is a new way of doing business for the Federal government that stands to yield a greater impact on urgent national challenges.
With both public and private support, CEO and its partners are replicating and evaluating five programs: Family Rewards, Jobs-Plus, Project Rise, SaveUSA, and WorkAdvance. CEO's collaborators in this effort include MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization, and seven partner cities: Cleveland, OH; Kansas City, MO; Memphis, TN; Newark, NJ; San Antonio, TX; Tulsa, OK; and Youngstown, OH.