Pay for Success Technical Assistance Competition
The Institute for Child Success, a Grantee of the Social Innovation Fund’s (SIF) Pay for Success program, hosts a Technical Assistance Competition each year in which jurisdictions are competitively selected to receive technical assistance to help move them towards implementing Pay for Success (PFS) financing to improve outcomes for young children. Technical assistance is set to begin in the summer of 2017 for ICS’s third cohort of jurisdictions.
ICS’s technical assistance helps states and local governments determine whether to pursue PFS financing to begin or expand services for young children and their families. This technical assistance begins laying the significant groundwork needed to launch a procurement process for PFS—if the model is indeed found feasible for a particular jurisdiction. As with past cohorts of state and local governments that ICS has served, feasibility studies are conducted over a 9-12 month period.
Pay for Success financing is an innovative funding model that drives government resources toward social programs that prove effective at improving outcomes for the people who need them most. By utilizing private funding for up-front program costs, effective service providers—including nonprofits—have access to flexible and reliable resources to tackle critical social problems. By rigorously measuring the effectiveness of these programs over time, Pay for Success ensures increased accountability for government spending; taxpayer dollars are only spent on programs that succeed in improving people’s lives. Nearly 20 Pay for Success programs have been launched in the United States, including six that focus on young children and their families. See our PFS resources for more information.
ICS is pleased to announce its third cohort of PFS Technical Assistance recipients supported by the Social Innovation Fund. Read the full announcement here!
- Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS): Oklahoma seeks to improve early childhood outcomes via a Pay for Success project that expands two-generation evidence-based programs in the Family Drug Courts in order to address challenges that can persist after traditional family reunification programs for substance-using parents.
- The City of Tallahassee-Office of the Mayor: Tallahassee is interested in expanding high-quality early childhood education for children ages 0-5, as measured by the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), in Leon County’s designated Promise Zone.
- The City of Evansville, Indiana: working to expand high-quality preschool education;
- The City of Tempe, Arizona: working to improve early childhood experience through universal preschool, home-visiting, and family supports;
- The Children and Families Commission of Orange County, California: working to improve child welfare outcomes through its innovative Neighborhood Resource Network;
- The Tennessee Commission for Children and Youth: working to expand evidence-based early childhood home visiting.
- State of Connecticut, exploring Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) expansion;
- Sonoma County, California, exploring high-quality preschool.
- City of Spartanburg, South Carolina, exploring a continuum of services for families and young children; and
- State of Washington, exploring its Home Visiting Services Account, in partnership with Third Sector Capital Partners and Thrive Washington.