New Flexibility to Use Fed Funds
Great news: After years of work by advocates for disconnected youth, Congress included Performance Partnership Pilots in the fiscal 2014 omnibus spending bill. As a result, up to 10 places can enter Performance Partnership agreements to use federal discretionary funds more efficiently and effectively to improve outcomes for disconnected youth.
Instead of working with a fragmented set of federal, state, and local policies, these agreements let state and community leaders blend money from various programs to meet the needs of disconnected youth. This eases the strain on communities while advancing the goals of federal programs. Get more information and see the official language authorizing Performance Partnership Pilots.