While ideally governments will integrate the use of impact assessments into their day-to-day policymaking, sometimes there are immediate and urgent opportunities to apply a youth impact assessment, such as when elected officials decide how to allocate federal, state, and local funds. This section highlights some of these opportunities.
COVID-19 and Child Impact Assessments
As the COVID-19 virus has upended business as usual for governments, there is an urgent need and opportunity to put in place accountability measures that promote the well-being of children during the COVID-19 recovery period.
- COVID-19 Action Memo outlines ways to get started immediately.
- See “A ‘New Normal’ for the Country’s Children: How We Can Put Kids’ Needs Front and Center as We Recover from the COVID-19 Crisis.”
- Kids Impact Initiative Fact Sheet: How Youth Impact Assessments Can Help Kids Get Their Fair Share of American Rescue Plan Funding