What: In-depth support for government agencies as they turn policy-relevant research questions into well-designed randomized evaluations of social programs that alleviate poverty and promote community wellbeing. Through the LEVER Evaluation Incubator, governments receive training, one-on-one technical assistance, flexible funding, and connections to academic researchers to develop evaluations. To access more detailed information, please visit the Evaluation Incubator page and review the application instructions.
When: The LEVER Evaluation Incubator application closed on August 4, 2023. Applications for the 2024 Evaluation Incubator will become available in 2024.
Who: Agencies that have begun scoping an impact evaluation for a project and have dedicated internal capacity for innovation, evaluation, and/or evidence. We welcome applications from government agencies interested in evaluating programs and policies supported by federal Covid-19 relief funding. This includes programs funded entirely or partially through Covid-19 relief dollars, such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the American Rescue Plan (ARP), and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as well as those enabled through revenue replacement or other mechanisms using Covid-19 relief funding.