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Request for Proposals – BETA Project
CFED in partnership with ideas42 is launching the Behavioral Economics Technical Assistance (BETA) Project with support from the Citi Foundation.
Insights from behavioral economics can help us understand why people underutilize helpful programs and why they make financial decisions that appear counter to their own best interests.
This is an opportunity for organizations to participate in ground-breaking behavioral pilots that will test strategies to increase program reach and effectiveness and may result in the organization’s work being highlighted nationally.
We are seeking to partner with organizations offering asset building programs or services—such as financial counseling, individual development accounts (IDAs), children’s savings accounts, tax-time savings strategies, formalization of self-employment into a business, etc.—that could be improved through a behavioral tweak. We invite your organization to apply to participate in this exciting project that will explore promising and powerful ways to expand economic opportunity, asset building and financial security.
Click here to download the Request for Proposals. Proposals are due October 19.
CFED and ideas42 will host a Question and Answer webinar on October 4 from 3 to 4pm Eastern. The webinar will explain the structure of the BETA Project, describe the ideal pilot program, provide tips for a successful application, and give participants the opportunity to ask questions. Click here to register for the webinar.
Selected organizations will receive a $15,000 grant to support a portion of the staff time and operational expenses associated with the Pilot, among a host of other benefits. Findings from the project will be promoted and shared with the field through blogs, webinars, publications and conference presentations.
The BETA Project is part of the Assets & Opportunity Network’s Intensive Learning Clusters – which are time-limited, thematically-based, small groups that learn from each other and outside experts to advance a learning agenda on specific topics or approaches.