Social Security

Use of Private Investment to Fund Transition Services

Investors lend money to a school or nonprofit with a successful track record for serving youth with disabilities. They get an interest-paying bond in return. The nonprofit then uses the investors' money to expand its promising practice. If the program meets its goals, saving the government money by, say, helping students with disabilities successfully go to college or find a job, the government pays back the investors out of the money it has saved.

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