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ARPA Research Award Information

Grantee Name Brookings Institution
Project Title A Field-Advancing Agenda from the Build Back Better Regional Challenge
Program Focus Build Back Better Regional Challenge – Case Studies
Period of Performance 7/1/2022 - 12/31/2023
Short Description Drawing on the Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC) as a learning laboratory, a Brookings Metro team will advance the field of economic development policy and practice through a series publications and events that document and disseminate early lessons, outcomes, and replicable models from the BBBRC.


Grantee Name Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD)
Project Title A Multi-Prong Research Approach to Regional Development
Program Focus Build Back Better Regional Challenge – Ride Along Research
Period of Performance 7/1/2022 - 06/30/2025
Short Description The proposal is a three-year project that will merge primary and secondary data in nearly real-time resulting in tools, resources, and recommendations to inform economic development policy and decision-makers as well as document best practices.


Grantee Name Research Improving People’s Lives (RIPL)
Project Title Unlocking Data and Science to Measure the Causal Return-on-Investment of the Good Jobs Challenge
Program Focus Good Jobs Challenge
Period of Performance 12/1/2022 - 11/30/23
Short Description RIPL proposes partnering with EDA to expand the scope for these performance measures by providing EDA with value-added Return-on-Investment (ROI) measures that measure the causal impact of training programs on enrollee wages and labor outcomes by demographic subgroup to compare whether training outcomes are equitable across enrollee background.


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