Brookings

For Support Of The Budget Hero Project

  • Amount
    $150,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/16/2015
  • Term
    37 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The Hutchins Center at Brookings and The Woodrow Wilson Center will update and expand dissemination of Budget Hero, an interactive, online game that helps citizens and policymakers better understand difficult federal budget choices. The three-year project will span the policy debates of the 2016 election cycle and the 115th Congress and help build consensus about complex budget issues. Strictly nonpartisan in approach, Budget Hero uses Congressional Budget Office baselines and data to allow players to test various solutions and see the short- and long-term budget impact. Enhanced design, mobile versions, expanded content, and wider outreach are features of the proposed Budget Hero version 3.0.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.brookings.edu 
Address
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-2103
Grants to this Grantee
for support of research on Congress  
This grant enables the Brookings Governance Studies program to continue its research and analysis related to Congress and its constitutional duties, institutional performance, capacity, and problem solving. Through scholarship, convenings, and dissemination of research and recommendations, Brookings will inform those working to support a more effective Congress. Under the leadership of Senior Fellow Molly Reynolds, Brookings will explore congressional rules and procedures; budget and appropriations process reform; congressional oversight; and congressional capacity, productivity, demographics, and related issues. It will continue producing "Vital Statistics on Congress, a 40-year-old source of essential data.

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