Session Two: State/Local Policy, Budget and Revenue Outlook

GWP Members Only Program
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
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This session is the second of a two-part series which is designed provide funders and with a unique opportunity to learn about federal and state budget provisions and why they matter to national, state and local philanthropy. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss pressing policy developments, key battles and opportunities at the federal, state and local levels. Recording of the first session (Federal Policy, Budget and Revenue Outlook) is available for viewing here.

States receive about one-third of their revenue from the federal government — funds that help pay for health care, schools, housing, roads, childcare, job training and a range of other programs. However, unlike the federal government, most states and localities must balance their budgets every year.

The pandemic and its economic fallout have placed significant strains on state and local budgets, costing millions to contain the disease and driving significant declines in income and sales tax revenues. Given budget shortfalls, dwindling rainy day funds, insufficient federal relief and the requirement to balance their budgets, state and local policymakers face tough choices about raising taxes and fees, cutting program spending and imposing furloughs and layoffs on public employees.

Join GWP and state experts to discuss the implications of Pennsylvania’s state and local budgets for your grantees and how philanthropy can assist. 


Jamie Baxter, Education Policy Director, Allies for Children
Erin Dalton, Director, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Phil Koch, Vice President of Policy and Community Impact, The Pittsburgh Foundation (Moderator)
Marc Stier, Director, PA Budget and Policy Center

This will be a virtual session. Connection details will be sent upon registration.

We are committed to making GWP programs accessible to all members. If you have questions, or if an accommodation would be helpful to fully participate in this program, please reach out to Paula or call 412-471-6488 and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.    

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