Best Starts for Kids Virtual Open House

Cross-posted from the Best Starts Blog Best Starts for Kids will host a virtual open house for existing and prospective community partners to learn more about the opportunities for funding in the first quarter of 2022. Way back in 2017, Best Start for Kids headed out on the road to spread the word about the numerous…

PSTAA Update: New Revenue Forecast 

Sound Transit recently released updated revenue projections for the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Act (PSTAA) fund. Due to delays in Sound Transit-3 (ST3)-related construction projects, the fund’s budget is being revised to reflect a significant reduction of projected PSTAA revenues between 2021 and 2029.    A sales and use tax collected from ST3 construction activity funds PSTAA. Construction…

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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…