Katherine Dawes

Katherine Dawes is a visiting scholar at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration and director of the Evaluation Support Division at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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How the Trump Administration Could Get a Better Return on a $650 Billion Federal Investment

December 14, 2016 In fiscal 2016, according to, federal agencies issued more than $650 billion in grants—more than 16 percent of overall federal expenditures (and an even larger part of discretionary spending). Given President-elect Donald Trump’s focus on infrastructure and immigration, it is likely that even more money will be spent in...