Congressional Capacity Reform

Type of Activity: Project Grant
Grantee: Lincoln Network, Inc.
Amount: $100,000 in 2019

What is Lincoln Network?

Lincoln Network believes that the government needs, and the people deserve, new ideas and technologies that increase efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness. They bring together leaders from the fields of technology and government to converse, collaborate, and create change. 

Why do we think this project is important?

Lincoln Network provides an expert perspective to Congress in restoring its ability to craft intelligent policy on a variety of science and technology issues and conduct oversight of the industries driving our modern world. It also brings the innovative spirit of Silicon Valley to the challenges facing the modernization of congressional technology infrastructure, helping create a more productive and responsive legislature.

This grant supports Lincoln Network’s project on researching and promoting key congressional capacity reform proposals, specifically to develop internal expertise on science and technology policy areas. Lincoln Network will regularly publish research and engage members of Congress and their staff on related issues. 

How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Lincoln Network?

In 2019, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant to Lincoln Network of $100,000 to support their Congressional Capacity Reform project.