Convergence

For Support Of The Federal Budget Process Reform Project

  • Amount
    $500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/16/2017
  • Term
    18 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
Efforts to use budget process reforms to help break the deadlock in federal budgeting present a major opportunity and a major challenge. Many stakeholder groups are distrustful and resistant to changes that might disadvantage them, even if there could be long-term benefits to the nation and positive impacts on governance. This grant will complete a project by Convergence, a nonprofit organization focused on solving social and political challenges through collaboration, i.e., engaging groups on different sides of the budget debate to identify and air their concerns, hopes, and priorities in order to achieve an agreed framework for designing federal budgets that balance competing interests, as well as current and future needs.
About the Grantee
Address
1133 19th Street Nw
Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Convergence convenes people and groups with divergent views to build trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on critical national issues. Current projects are focused on economic mobility, the federal budget process, health reform both in California and nationally, and incarceration. Work over the next two years will include efforts to deepen relationships and increase the effectiveness of Congress, to develop and promote proposals for budget process reform within Congress, and to research new projects on issues of public concern, such as the role of the media in polarization and voter integrity.

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