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Innovation Name Innovation Type Innovation Subtype Features at a Glance Strategy Summary
Sales and Use Tax for Denver Preschool Program Dedicated Funding Streams Sales Tax

80% of funds generated by the 0.15% sales and use tax are allocated to families in the form of tuition credits

First in 2006, and then again in a 2014 reauthorization that extends through 2026, voters approved an allocation of 0.15 percent of sales and use taxes for the Denver Preschool Program (DPP). About 80% of the DPP funds go to families in the form of tuition credits.

Learn More/source: Denver Preschool Program
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Demographics Link copied!

City population

713,252 Source U.S. Census, 2022

Persons under 5 years old

5.70% Source U.S. Census, 2020

Poverty levels: Children 0-8 below 200% poverty

31% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

Median family income among households with children

$101,200.00 Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

Unemployment rate

3.10% Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022

Children under age 6 with all available parents in the labor force

N/A Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

Children living in households with a high housing cost burden

31% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

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