Miami-Dade County Property Tax Referendum

Dedicated Funding Streams & Financing

  • Taxes

Miami-Dade County, FL, Florida

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. 


North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation

The Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust