Landscape Analysis of Landmark Federal Funding and Opportunities for Impact
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation engaged Freedman Consulting to conduct a landscape analysis of Landmark Federal Funding and Opportunities for Impact. Prepared for economy funders interested in climate, labor, and equity outcomes, the analysis details the current federal funding implementation landscape as it pertains to the American Rescue Plan Act, Inflation Reduction Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and CHIPS and Science Act.
The analysis aims to 1) understand the relevant flows of funding from this legislation, 2) identify critical leverage points affecting successful implementation, and 3) identify opportunities for philanthropic intervention to support implementation and maximize impact. The findings are intended to provide insights to funders as they develop strategies to support implementation of federal funding.
The analysis incorporates findings from Freedman Consulting’s What Works Plus (WW+) funder collaborative and features a number of partners in the WW+ network.