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In the summer of 2010, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation established its inaugural Fiscal Internship program in Washington DC, with the goal of supporting the development of young talent in the fiscal policy world. The program pairs college and graduate students interested in the nation’s economic future with public policy organizations working on fiscal issues.
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To support the 2011 Millenial Leadership Summit, a two-day conference fostering dialogue between engaged Millenials and local and national leaders on civic engagement.
Grant Amount (FY 2012): $25,000
Learn about what types of initiatives and programs are eligible for grants from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
The Peterson Foundation convened a broad range of senior officials, policymakers, elected leaders, and experts at its first-ever 2010 Fiscal Summit: America’s Challenge and A Way Forward to launch a national bipartisan dialogue on America’s fiscal challenges.
To support a new initiative over a three year period to address federal fiscal issues by engaging the public and assisting policymakers on a non-partisan basis to help solve America's long-term fiscal challenges.
Grant Amount (FY 2011): $3,100,000
To support the development of a youth curriculum to expand the teaching of financial literacy to middle and high school students across the country.
Grant Amount (FY 2009): $1,000,000
Restoring America’s Future
On September 15th, the French National Assembly (which enjoys a large majority of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s center-right party, UMP) passed a sweeping overhaul of the French retirement system. Most notable and controversial among the reforms were movements to raise the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62 by 2018, and the full retirement age from 65 to 67 by 2023. The reform has sparked a major opposition movement, mobilizing millions of people all over France.