Mayor's Fund and CEO plan to test a new conditional cash transfer (CCT) program that builds on the early experiences of Opportunity NYC - Family Rewards, the first comprehensive CCT program in a developed country. The original Family Rewards program was launched in New York City in September 2007 as a special research demonstration project. The Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), the Mayor's Fund, and MDRC, with local partners, will adapt and further test the most successful features of Family Rewards in a "second-generation" CCT pilot project in New York City and Memphis. While each city will operate a common program model, implementation strategies will vary to reflect differences in local conditions, including the characteristics of the low-income population, the local social service environment, and the local income support and benefit and systems.
SIF Family will be implemented in two cities by the following providers:
- Children’s Aid Society, in partnership with BronxWorks and Children’s Aid Society (New York City, NY)
- Children’s Aid Society, in partnership with Memphis HOPE and Porter-Leath (Memphis, TX)
CEO and the Mayor's Fund would like to thank their partners and supporters, including Bloomberg Philanthropies, Open Society Foundations, the City of Memphis, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the New York Community Trust, Tiger Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and MDRC.
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