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Innovation Name Innovation Type Innovation Subtype Features at a Glance Strategy Summary
Early Childhood Education Millage Dedicated Funding Streams Property Tax

A property tax levy that, along with state matching funds, will provide child and family support services, coaching and professional development for early educators, and expand the supply of quality early learning centers

In 2022, voters in New Orleans, LA, passed a property tax levy that, along with state matching funds, will provide early childhood education to 2,000 children from low-income households annually. The campaign won a 5 millage property tax that will raise $21 million in the first year and will be doubled by the state’s matching fund. The program will provide child and family support services, coaching and professional development for teachers, and expand the supply of quality early learning centers.

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City Population

383,997 Source 2020

Persons under 5 years old

5.70% Source 2022

Poverty levels: Children 0-8 below 200% poverty

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Median family income among households with children

$52,322 Source 2020

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

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Children living in households with a high housing cost burden

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