UKCPR has been awarded a five year, $443,202 grant as part of the Collaborative of U.S. Poverty Centers, organized by the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Underwriting for the award is provided by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which established the IRP as the new National Poverty Research Center. The funds will enable UKCPR to conduct research and organize conferences on deep poverty, self-sufficiency, and rural poverty, among other topics. Other CUSPC members include the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University, the Center on Race and Wealth at Howard University, and the University of Washington West Coast Poverty Center. Visit the IRP Web site for more information.