This spring, voters in New Orleans approved a ballot measure that will dedicate approximately $21 million in property tax revenue annually to new high-quality full-time early care and education. We spoke with three of the leaders of the campaign to hear about their success, the lessons they learned, and more.

Thank you to the United Way of Southeast Louisiana for its support of this campaign and for presenting us with the 2021-2022 LIVE UNITED Community Impact Service Partner award! We are honored to work with our partners and communities on ballot measures that help children and youth.
This Month's Kids Funding Win
July is officially our four-year anniversary at Children’s Funding Project! We want to highlight all the wins for children and youth that we have been lucky enough to support. From our whole team here, thank you for helping us #FundOurKids! Be sure to check out our social media all month long for some of our team’s greatest hits.
In Case You Missed It
How Three Communities Are Using American Rescue Plan Dollars for Kids

As part of our continuing American Rescue Plan community profile series, we released three new profiles on how states and communities are using these funds to support children and youth. This month’s profiles highlight Sioux City, IA; Baltimore, MD; and Franklin County, OH, funding out-of-school time programs, youth workforce development, and child care, respectively.

How Communities Can Pursue Sustainable Funding for Kids’ Services

In a new blog post, Children’s Funding Project senior fellow Reginald Harris breaks down the process of strategic public financing, revealing the questions elected officials and communities must answer to support children and youth. 

Responding to the Buffalo Tragedy with a Community Benefit Agreement

A history of community underinvestment contributed to May’s tragic and racist shooting in Buffalo, NY. A community benefit agreement for the new Buffalo Bills stadium offers an opportunity to build a more equitable city and invest in its children, argues guest writer (and NFL fan) Funizwe Gaines Sikosana.

“Don’t Leave Us Out” Tapping American Rescue Plan Dollars for Older Youth

We teamed up with the Forum for Youth Investment to discuss using American Rescue Plan funds for older youth, especially youth who are not connected to the workforce or school. We also heard from Los Angeles County, CA, and Minneapolis, MN, on how they engaged young people and communities to advocate for increased investments.

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