Economic Opportunity Challenge

Awarding $10 million to scale the most transformative approach to expanding economic opportunity for low-income individuals and communities in the U.S.

About the Challenge

In the United States, many families face extensive barriers to achieve success. The Economic Opportunity Challenge aims to build a more vibrant economic ecosystem by scaling an impactful, evidence-based solution that sustainably creates economic opportunity for low-income families.

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Proportion of children born in 1984 who will earn more than their parents (92% in 1940)

Low-income students are

times

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more likely to drop out of high school than high-income students

99

Percentage of U.S. neighborhoods where black boys have lower income in adulthood than white boys with similar parental income

How to Participate

Learn more about key steps to joining the Economic Opportunity Challenge.

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Step 1

Launch and Assessment

Oct 2019 - Jan 2020

Before registering, complete our Organizational Readiness Tool to help determine eligibility and that your solution is a strong fit for the Economic Opportunity Challenge.

Step 1

Launch and Assessment

Oct 2019 - Jan 2020

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Step 2

Registration

Oct 2019 – Jan 2020

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Step 3

Application

Oct 2019 – Feb 2020

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Step 4

Administrative Review

Feb 2020 – Mar 2020

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Step 5

Feedback

Mar 2020 – Apr 2020

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Step 6

Selection of Finalists

Apr 2020 – Jun 2020

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Step 7

Proposal Strengthening

Jun – Oct 2020

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Step 8

Grant Award

Nov 2020

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Questions & Answers

Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

What is the Economic Opportunity Challenge?

Who can participate?

How do we apply?

What types of initiatives are you looking for?

How will applications be assessed?

Should the proposed solution be evidence-based?

Will you consider funding the pilot of a proposed solution?

How can we use Economic Opportunity Challenge funding?

Join the Economic Opportunity Challenge and share your game-changing solution today.

Only 69 days left to register.