The Policy Innovation Lab (Lab) has received more than $2 million in funding commitments, allowing the new Lab to reach communities across the western United States.

A $1.15 million grant from the Social Innovation Fund, a White House initiative and program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, allowed the Lab to open its doors and begin hiring staff.

In addition, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation has provisionally approved a $1 million grant over two years for the Lab to provide services to governments and nonprofits in order to implement high-quality programs in areas like homelessness, criminal justice, early childhood education and behavioral health.

The Policy Innovation Lab is an initiative of the Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.

Executive Director Jeremy Keele will oversee the Lab’s work on Pay for Success. T