Niskanen Center

For Climate Policy And The Struggling Regions Initiative

  • Amount
    $300,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    9/24/2020
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
This grant supports a program at the Niskanen Center to promote the ambitious use of industrial policy to accelerate decarbonization through a joint initiative between Niskanen’s Climate Policy department and Poverty and Welfare Policy department’s Struggling Regions Initiative. This work will be part of Niskanen’s broader promotion of ambitious climate action. Niskanen’s staff will develop an institutional framework for implementing green industrial policies in the U.S. that can spur economic development, foster innovation in industries critical for decarbonization, streamline processes for agency decision making, improve targeting and monitoring, and develop and maintain skilled labor pools. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
niskanencenter.org 
Address
820 First Street NE, Suite 675, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for the Climate and Struggling Regions programs  
The Niskanen Center approaches pressing problems with policy solutions that are innovative, practical, and relevant to the current moment. The organization pursues a research agenda to identify chokepoints to decarbonization and economic health for struggling communities, designs policy options to overcome them, and methodically and energetically promotes its research and proposals to policymakers and governing elites in Washington, D.C. This grant supports both Niskanen’s Climate and Struggling Regions programs. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy).
for general operating support  
The Niskanen Center works to advance an open society by active engagement in the war of ideas, direct engagement in the policymaking process, and through the courts with amicus briefs and pro bono representation. It develops policy proposals, mobilizes other groups to support those proposals, promotes those ideas to legislative and executive decision makers, builds short- and longer-term coalitions to facilitate joint action, establishes strong working relationships with allied legislative and executive branch actors, and marshals the most convincing arguments and information in support of its agenda. In late 2021 the Niskanen Center launched a new State Capacity Project to investigate and suggest remedies for the declining quality of public administration in the United States in recent decades.

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