What is DAVID ?

The Atlanta Fed has partnered with the State of Alabama to create DAVID, the Dashboard for Alabamians to Visualize Income Determinations, designed to help people navigate the loss of public assistance as they move along a career pathway.

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SNAPSHOT

Identify an immediate path to financial stability

When to Use:

Client is interested in understanding the potential short-term financial impact of a new job or income change.

DASHBOARD

Explore potential financial returns of different careers

When to Use:

Client is interested in long-term career planning AND wants a general idea about potential financial barriers to career advancement.

PLANNER

Create a detailed budget in support of a career move

When to Use:

Client is interested in detailed career planning AND wants to create a customized budget that will help them navigate potential financial barriers to career advancement.


What Does DAVID Do?

  • DAVID helps individuals understand how much money they will gain through paid employment and helps them cope with the loss of public assistance as they progress through their career pathways.

  • DAVID maps benefits cliffs for in-demand occupations across Alabama, which helps individuals visualize how their incomes will increase over time as they move toward self-sufficiency.

  • DAVID also helps us implement a no-wrong-door approach to the workforce development system by helping our case mangers across multiple state agencies provide a continuum of services for consumers of the public workforce system.