Federal Agencies Lead with Results

2019 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence
  • Effectively ended veteran homelessness in 72 communities and three states while reducing the overall number of chronically homeless individuals by 16% between 2010 and 2018 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care program by allocating up to 56 points (out of 200) to grant applicants for past “performance related to reducing homelessness.”
  • Expanded the number of children being served by results-driven organizations like Minnesota Reading Corps by 6,000 students between 2014 and 2018 by allocating 16 points out of 100 to grant applicants seeking funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s AmeriCorps State and National program.
  • In Burkina Faso schools, increased enrollment of girls by 10.3%, improved test scores, and grew graduation rates by using real-time lessons from an independent evaluation during implementation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s program.
  • Helped 8,000 coffee farmers in Central America to increase their yields by 34 percent, grow sales by 24 percent, and mobilize over $3 million of rural financing through U.S. Agency for International Development’s use of data in its development programs.
  • Administration for Community Living: Continued to significantly improve its overall evidence-building capacity, including training its program staff on ways to include evidence and data requirements in the agency’s funding notices.
  • U.S. Department of Education: Used a consistent evidence framework for its research and funding decisions, including its prioritization of evidence in its largest competitive grant programs.
  • U.S. Department of Labor: Began implementation of the evidence requirements in the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program, including awarding $130 million to states to operate RESEA programs that meet the law’s evidence requirements.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Provided extensive technical assistance materials to grantees to help them improve their use of evidence-based practices.

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Results for America

Results for America

Working with decision-makers at all levels of government to harness the power of evidence and data to solve the world’s greatest challenges.