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Expanding opportunities in America’s cities


New York, New York



The education and social policy research organizationcombines research and experience to improve the lives of low-income individuals and influence public policy and practice. This grant supports MDRC’s efforts to scale Aid Like a Paycheck, an innovative approach for distributing Pell Grants and federal aid as biweekly rather than lump-sum payments to help students better manage their finances, balance school and work commitments and achieve their academic goals.