Applications for Pay for Success Competition Now Available

Winners will receive technical assistance services from Third Sector to assess the feasibility of Pay for Success projects in their communities.

NLC encourages local governments and service provider-government partnerships to apply to Third Sector’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success (PFS) Competition. Third Sector formally announced the competition today at the White House Pay for Success convening in Bridgeport, Conn.

Image removed.Third Sector has partnered with the National League of Cities and other organizations to support the competition and offer expertise to government
and nonprofit applicants. Third Sector will select sub-recipients for the first
of two cohorts to receive technical assistance services to advance PFS projects in cities in the areas of youth development, economic opportunity and healthy futures.

A variety of resources to assist potential applicants in preparing responses are available, including a webinar for potential applicants from Friday, November 21st.

Download the application form and application guideApplications are due January 16, 2015. Questions should be directed to

This program is made possible by the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a key White House initiative and program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which combines public and private resources to grow the impact of innovative, community-based solutions that have compelling evidence of improving the lives of people in low-income communities throughout the U.S.