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ALIGN

 

HOW DO WE MAKE POLICY DECISIONS THAT ENCOURAGE THE MOST EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE USE OF THE FUNDING WE ALREADY HAVE?

To pull the ‘Align’ lever, localities must identify barriers to efficient and effective use of funding and create solutions. This often necessitates convening a diverse group of budget holders, policymakers and funding recipients to determine where barriers to alignment and flexibility exist and how policy changes can impact those barriers. Current use of funding must be examined for opportunities to blend, braid, and seek waivers within funding streams, and budget holders must make tough strategic adjustments in how funding is allocated, managed and accounted for within and across agencies.