At a Glance

A fiscal map enables communities to maximize how they use funds to advance shared goals, by identifying and aligning both existing and new funding streams to amplify their impact.

Published feb. 19, 2018


These questions can help your community determine if it is ready to pursue a fiscal mapping process.

Readiness Questions

Use this worksheet to kick-start your fiscal mapping process and determine the scale and scope of your research.

Determining Scope and Scale

This rubric provides a place to record decisions made about who to involve in the fiscal mapping project and when to involve them.

Stakeholder Selection and Rubric

It is critical to set parameters for your fiscal mapping process. Use this tool to set parameters based on your goals.

Setting Parameters

This tool includes sample stakeholder outreach and interview protocols to help gather data efficiently.

Stakeholder Outreach & Interview Protocols

This tool, used to capture federal, state, local, and philanthropic funding supporting specific cradle-to-career education goals in a single county, is a sample data collection tool you can use to align to your goals.

Sample Data Collection Tool

This tool is designed to serve as a management and accountability tool that guides your project from planning to communicating results.

Planning Tool

For a step-by-step overview of the fiscal mapping process, see this series of four presentations, used in our fiscal mapping community of practice, that highlight best practices and key resources to consider for each stage of the process.

These resources have been developed and road-tested with a community of practice that included eight, place-based urban, suburban, and rural Promise Zone and P3 communities from across the country.