Call for Supplemental Security Income Youth Solutions applications
Mathematica is seeking applications that propose innovative and testable policy solutions to improve the employment outcomes of youth and young adults ages 14 to 24 who apply for or receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The SSI Youth Solutions website was prepared for the US Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Disability Employment Policy by Mathematica, under contract number 1605DC-18-A-0020. The views expressed are those of the authors and should not be attributed to DOL, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government.
Authors of accepted applications will receive a stipend to develop their ideas into full papers, which they will present to diverse stakeholders. The papers will be published and widely shared with federal, state, and local policymakers.
The project involves two stages:
- In the first stage, Mathematica will collect applications from experts that briefly describe their policy solutions for youth SSI recipients. Applications are due by February 27, 2020. ODEP will select applications for further development by mid-April 2020.
- In the second stage, experts whose applications were selected will develop their ideas into full papers that describe the policy solution in more detail. These experts will receive a stipend, along with technical and editorial assistance in preparing their papers. Full drafts of the papers must be completed by January 25, 2021.
Information about this request for applications is available on this website and in this downloadable PDF document.