State funding

State Funding Essential When Federal Grants Run Out

Jenna Leventoff
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Federal funding has proven essential to creating, expanding, and maintaining state longitudinal data systems. To date, 48 states, plus the District of Columbia, have received federal State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) or Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants to fund the development, enhancement, and use of longitudinal data systems.

California Ponders Data Upgrades

Bryan Wilson
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The California Edge Coalition, a non-partisan advocacy group, held a workforce data briefing on June 10 for state legislative staff and agency officials. The event, called “Data to Serve Policy, Programs, and People: Reinventing California’s Education and Workforce Data Systems,” spurred discussion about the next steps California should take to effectively manage and use data.

How States Have Secured Sustainable Funding for Data Systems

by Jenna Leventoff
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Adequate sustainable state funding is essential to ensure that states can build, maintain, expand, and effectively utilize state data systems. That is why it is one of WDQC’s 13 Blueprint elements for strong data systems. However, adequate and sustainable funding can be challenging to secure. Below are examples of states that have done it successfully, as well as the reasons they believe they accomplished this feat.