Failure to Build a High-Quality Child Care System is a Major Misstep in the Mayor’s Budget
Mayor Bowser missed an unprecedented opportunity to combine federal and local funding to make bold, transformative investments that would strengthen the District’s early childhood system and ensure a just recovery for all children, families, and early […]
3 Takeaways from Mayor Bowser’s Budget: Some Big Investments, Some Key Misses
The Mayor is calling for a ‘Fair Shot,’ but racial and economic equity require that the budget and four-year financial plan go further to meet today’s deep need and address longstanding inequities that left communities sidelined by racism and economic […]
Five Ways the Mayor’s Budget Can Advance an Antiracist, Equitable Future
The budget can provide relief for the thousands of residents facing eviction and experiencing homelessness, students who have fallen behind, workers left out of relief measures, residents struggling with food insecurity, and child care facilities at risk of […]
American Rescue Plan Presents a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Tackle Homelessness
The federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) offers a historic opportunity for the District to “build back better” by investing in our residents and communities. In addition to dedicated funding for homelessness, the District will receive $2.3 billion in […]
Three Things We Know About the Mayor’s Education Budget So Far
The unequal effects of the pandemic on Black, brown, immigrant, and low-income children and families—like the exacerbation of the digital divide and housing, food, and economic instability—threaten to deepen DC’s already wide and persistent racial and […]
Advocates’ Letter to Mayor Bowser: American Rescue Plan Offers DC a Down Payment on a Just Recovery and Future
Nearly 80 organizations organizations sent Mayor Bowser and the DC Council a letter urging them to use the funds on intentional investments and interventions in a timely way, with a laser focus on targeting those most in need and addressing the racial […]
What’s in the Comprehensive Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Act of 2021?
Today, on 4/20, many Americans are reflecting upon the nation’s racist history of cannabis prohibition and the criminalization of Black and brown people and communities.
DCFPI Welcomes Erica Williams as Our New Executive Director!
We’re thrilled to welcome Erica Williams as the new Executive Director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. In this role, she will lead the team in achieving its mission to promote opportunity and widespread prosperity for all residents of the District of […]
Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Season Overview: Here’s What You Need to Know
There are a number of opportunities throughout budget season to voice our values and shape the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 DC budget. You can—and should—have a say in where our community invests our resources.
The Mayor Should Invest in Programs that Boost Incomes and Health
As we move to vaccinate residents and hopefully emerge from the pandemic stronger, our leaders must address the needs of thousands of residents who have fallen behind on bills, need stable health insurance as well as physical and mental health care.