New York • American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation.
Bloomberg Philanthropies is announcing Wednesday that it's putting $45 million into Innovation Delivery grants. The grants are to help cities create teams that use data and other tools to come up with ideas for how to tackle problems.
"We're asking cities to do so much more," said James Anderson, who leads the government innovation programs at the foundation. "We need cities to come up with bigger, better ideas more often, and we don't want to leave innovation to chance."