About the Study

To help state, local, and tribal entities provide services to disconnected youth more efficiently across multiple federal funding streams, Congress authorized the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014. The Act allowed grantee organizations and their partners to request to pool funds from different federal discretionary funding streams and receive waivers from these programs’ eligibility, reporting, and other requirements. In 2015, the federal agencies participating in P3 awarded the first cohort of nine pilots. Subsequently, six more pilots were established in two additional cohorts.

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Project Duration: 66 Months

Contract End Date: February 2021

Contractor: Mathematica Policy Research and Social Policy Research Associates

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