Join Workforce Matters along with our colleagues at the Economic Opportunity Funders network for our upcoming 2021 Budget and Policy Series. During this three-part series, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Key provisions in the federal budget and recovery package;
  • How budget shortfalls are likely to shape state policy priorities;
  • State and federal workforce budget and policy trends;
  • Efforts to advance racial equity, worker protections, and an economy that works for all; and
  • The implications of the shifting budget and policy landscape for your grantees and community.

Join us for all three sessions or pick and choose from the following sessions to meet your learning needs:

Part I: Federal Policy, Budget and Revenue Outlook

April 8th 1:00 - 2:15 PM ET (participate in the live webcast or watch on your own time)

With Marcia Egbert, Program Director, The George Gund Foundation (Moderator); Dr. Michael McAfee, President and CEO, PolicyLink; Sharon Parrott, President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.


Part II: State Policy, Budget and Revenue Outlook

April 15th 12:00 - 2:00 PM ET (participate in the live webcast or watch on your own time)

With Karina Jiménez Lewis, Associate Director, Policy Reform & Advocacy, The Annie E. Casey Foundation (Moderator); Michael Leachman, Vice President, State Fiscal Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Mariya Taher, Narrative Liaison, Topos Partnership; Brandon McKoy, President, New Jersey Policy Perspective; Kelly Allen, Executive Director, West Virginia Budget and Policy Center; Misha Werschkul, Executive Director, Washington Budget and Policy Center


Part III: Workforce Budget and Policy Outlook

April 21st 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET (live webcast)

With Melissa Johnson, Managing Director of State Strategies, National Skills Coalition and Mary Gardner Clagett, Senior Director of Workforce Policy for the Workforce and Education Policy Group at JFF.


Please click on the link below to complete the registration form and secure access to all three events. You are welcome to join us for a single webcast or the entire series.


In keeping with our co-sponsor’s policies, this series is reserved for funders and philanthropic advisors whose primary activity is grantmaking. Staff from philanthropic serving organizations and affinity groups are also eligible to join.