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Celebrating our first year of PSTAA implementation

This month, the Puget Sound Taxpay Accountability Account (PSTAA) celebrates its first year of implementation. The PSTAA team is thrilled to share about some recent milestones as well as some upcoming opportunities!

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PSTAA Implementation is Underway!

We know that a good education is critical for success; however, in our region, too many miss out on opportunities because of persistent, systemic inequities. We also know that over the past year, education has been severely disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in terms of access, quality, and equitable supports. For these reasons…

New PSTAA Funding Opportunity: Seeking Community Development Financial Institutions to Oversee General Child Care Facilities Fund

The Department of Community and Human Services’ Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development Division (H2CD2) is now accepting proposals from Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) or similar organizations who are interested in partnering with DCHS to oversee the General Child Care Facilities (GCCF) fund. Part of the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA) investment portfolio, GCCFF…

Registration open for the 2021 Best Starts for Kids Virtual Summit

Cross-posted from the Best Starts Blog We are excited to announce that registration is now open for our second annual virtual summit! As we look to the future of Best Starts for Kids, we’ll reflect on the community we’ve built around our shared vision for babies, children, youth, and families in our region. This year's…

Awards Announcement: Learning from Community Stories – the Impacts of COVID-19

Cross post from Communities of Opportunity originally posted on the BSK Blog Cuidate|Care by Hinojos & Jimenez Art COVID-19 has increased instability and insecurity for communities across King County and exacerbated inequities in health, housing and economic stability. The rates of confirmed cases are highest among Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Black residents. Public Health – Seattle…

Recognizing resiliency and supporting success

This blog was originally posted on the Best Starts for Kids Blog. Every child, young adult, and family experiences hardships throughout their life, whether they are born into them or contend with new issues as they grow up. Our ability to navigate challenging moments and keep moving in the face of adversity is rooted in…