Current Projects

Helping Hands Capacity Assessment Project

The IIPF is working with the Helping Hands community organization to deliver a needs assessment regarding whether the organization has the capacity to serve the existing homeless population as well as projected growth in the population, and also to calculate how much extra capacity is needed. This will be done by analyzing data that Helping Hands as collected on the demand for service provision to homeless individuals. IIPF will also recommend what additional data Helping Hands should collect on a routine basis to facilitate future analyses.

Community Projects

Part of the mission of the IIPF is to work with governments and nonprofit organizations in order to support their mission through activities that are tied to public finance. This can include forecasts of revenues and the demand for services, assessments of the economic and fiscal impact of activities, budgetary forecasts, and analyses of spending and risk in public finances.

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Completed Projects

EPA CLASIC Project Life-Cycle Costing Primer

Working with the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland, IIPF developed a Life-Cycle Costing Primer to discuss best principles of life-cycle costing for stormwater systems. The primer is available here: LCC Primer

EPA Community Sustainability Tool

Working with the Environmental Finance Center at Wichita State University, IIPF developed a tool for communities to assess the sustainability of making large investments in their water infrastructure. Following EPA guidelines for affordability, the tool allows communities to assess how much of infrastructure investment will be affordable. Read a press release about the tool: Final Draft Iowa News Release May 2019 and the user guide for the tool: Final User Guide May 2019

Pew Charitable Trusts Public Sector Retirement Systems Program Evaluation

IIPF staff worked on a nine-month evaluation of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Public Sector Retirement Systems Program. IIPF Director Dr. Kenneth Kriz led a team of three academics to assess the effectiveness of the program’s research and outreach efforts. The report was presented to the Executive Director and program staff in November 2018.