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SCF Research SCF and the Economic Recession

Published: July 2, 2013
Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF)
Publications/Reports, Research

This research brief highlights the interplay between the recession and SCF capacity-building efforts. It first discusses the recession’s effects on SCF grantees and provides information on jobs created and retained by grantees with SCF funds. It then examines FBCOs that received SCF subawards and analyzes changes in their 2006–10 revenues to better understand the economic environment of the time. Next, the brief examines the types of activities undertaken by grantees and FBCOs to enable people to better access services that address economic recovery. Finally, the brief discusses the likelihood of sustaining FBCOs’ newly formed capacity and provides some observations and lessons learned that could help shape future capacity-building programs.