Family Opportunity Project


A Legislative Message

At the beginning of the new millennium a team of Iowa legislators and staff began addressing the needs of families with children. They focused their efforts by asking a fundamental question: What is the cost of family failure?


State Action Map

This interactive map shows the states that have attended the Opportunities for Working Families Leadership Forum since 2003. Click to see a state's action plan, participants and legislative actions resulting from the meeting.

Results Driven Governing


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Job Training

States are focused on ways to support effective job training and workforce development. Read the latest research on this topic and search legislation enacted by states in 2016.


Earned Income Tax Credits

Learn more about federal and state EITCs and what public and private sector efforts are underway to help families keep more of their hard earned money.