Accessing and Strategically Using Federal Funds for ECE Systems and Workforce Compensation

The Urban Institute engaged in a yearlong project to document how states access and strategically use federal funds to support early childhood systems and compensation. Five states including GA, IL, NM, TX, WA and other leaders joined in a convening to discuss their experiences. States shared challenges and the innovative strategies they are employing that include tailoring strategies to state context to address fragmentation; using philanthropic or private TA organizations to build state leaders' knowledge of how to access funds; and using cost models to advance child care compensation.  

Urban Institute
Diane Schilder, Dawn Dow, Laura Wagner, Soumita Bose, Julia Isaacs, Eve Mefferd, and Jonah Norwitt
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44 pages
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