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Miami-Dade County Property Tax Referendum
In 2002 and again in 2008, voters in Miami-Dade County approved a referendum to increase property taxes to pay for the operation of the Children’s Trust, a local government entity that allocates funds for child care and early learning programs in the county. The property tax increases by $.50 for every $1,000 of assessed property value. About $100 million in revenue is raised annually through this funding stream, which is dedicated to the operation of the Children’s Trust in Miami-Dade County.  In FY 2023-24, the Children’s Trust allocated grants totaling $43,411,017 to sites across the county working to champion early childhood development. These organizations undertake child care quality improvement efforts, increase early care and education slots across the county, conduct research on child care’s impact on the community, and boost early intervention services. The Children’s Trust exists in perpetuity.  Sources: North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation. (n.d.) County of Miami Dade. The Children's Trust. (2022). 2021-2022 Annual Report. The Children's Trust. (2022). The Children's Trust Funded Programs and Sites FY 2020-2021.
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    • Taxes
      • Property Tax
    2002 About $100 million in revenue is raised annually
    About $100 million in revenue is raised annually, which is dedicated to the operation of the Children’s Trust in Miami-Dade County
    In 2002 and again in 2008, voters in Miami-Dade County approved a referendum to increase property taxes to pay for the operation of the Children’s Trust, a local government entity that allocates funds for child care and early learning programs in the county. The property tax increases by $.50 for every $1,000 of assessed property value. About $100 million in revenue is raised annually through this funding stream, which is dedicated to the operation of the Children’s Trust in Miami-Dade County.  In FY 2023-24, the Children’s Trust allocated grants totaling $43,411,017 to sites across the county working to champion early childhood development. These organizations undertake child care quality improvement efforts, increase early care and education slots across the county, conduct research on child care’s impact on the community, and boost early intervention services. The Children’s Trust exists in perpetuity.  Sources: North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation. (n.d.) County of Miami Dade. The Children's Trust. (2022). 2021-2022 Annual Report. The Children's Trust. (2022). The Children's Trust Funded Programs and Sites FY 2020-2021.
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    County population

    2,686,867 Source U.S. Census Bureau, 2023

    Rural %

    0.86% Source U.S. Census Bureau, 2020

    Urban %

    99.14% Source U.S. Census Bureau, 2020

    Number of children age 0-4

    5.40% Source U.S. Census Bureau, 2023

    Children under 18 in families below poverty line

    17% Source Census Reporter, 2022

    Median household income

    $67,263 Source Census Reporter, 2022

    Unemployment rate

    1.60% Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, February 2024