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Project Highlights

Replicable successes.

The evaluation examines how Economic Security for All projects navigate implementation challenges and explores how other communities could replicate promising practices.

A layered evaluation.

The evaluation design included reviewing program documentation, analyzing program data, and conducting interviews and site visits to assess the experiences and challenges encountered by agency staff and partners, program participants, and community stakeholders in the implementation period.

Sharing findings.

A project final report and series of webinars will document and highlight results and lessons learned.

[These grants] will empower local areas to build sustainable models and creative partnerships to address the needs of families and others who experience poverty.”
Washington Governor Jay Inslee on the Economic Security for All (EcSA) initiativeNational Nonprofit Organization

Economic Security for All is an initiative of the Washington Employment Security Department designed to develop replicable models that measurably reduce poverty. The program allocates federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act statewide activities funds to local workforce development boards to develop comprehensive services for individuals who earn 200% of the federal poverty level or less to help them move into economic self-sufficiency.

The program focuses on engaging individuals who are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, are insecurely housed, or are from underserved populations.

Our team will review program documentation, analyze program data, and conduct interviews and site visits to assess the full range of stakeholder during the implementation period. A final report and series of webinars are planned as part of the project.