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December Newsletter

National Trends in State Funding for Children and Youth

How much do states spend on programs and services for children and youth? Our new interactive national analysis answers this question and explores findings from our fiscal work with 14 state partners: Alaska, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. It also includes individual fiscal maps of state, federal, and federal relief funding invested in children and youth ages 0-24 for fiscal years 2019-2021. 

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What’s New

Multiple Preschool, Child Care Measures Win on the 2023 Ballot

The November elections were a win for kids at the state and local levels, along with a few setbacks. In our newest blog, we break down victories for preschool, child care, and more in Colorado, Texas, and Indiana.

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How Government Finance Officers Can Use Fiscal Mapping

Our article "Map the Way to Smarter Funding" in the latest issue of Government Finance Review magazine explains why and how government finance officers can use fiscal mapping to support kids in their communities.

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How Whatcom County Created a Sustainable Funding Source to Support Kids

One year ago, advocates from Whatcom County, WA, led a successful ballot measure campaign that passed a property tax levy that will raise $10 million per year for infants, toddlers, and young children. Our latest impact story highlights our work with the team—alumni from our 2019 Children’s Funding Institute. 

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In Case You Missed It

The Strategy Behind a $5 Million Win for Young Kids

Anchorage, AK, will soon have $5 million annually going to child care from marijuana sales, the result of a successful ballot measure campaign. We worked with the team over the years to ensure that young kids get their fair share.

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Lessons from the 2023 Children’s Funding Institute

We gathered teams from 23 communities in 10 states for our fourth national Children's Funding Institute. The institute is a great opportunity to re-energize the local children’s funding movement, which we write about in our new blog post.

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Winter Break

Our office will be closed from Monday, December 25, 2023, through Monday, January 1, 2024. We will publish our next newsletter in February. See you then!

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