TA & RAPID RESPONSE

The Alliance invests in a network of national organizations and experts who are available to advance state policies that improve outcomes for vulnerable young children, birth through age eight. These National Partners receive funding to cultivate their expertise, and to be responsive to others seeking their expertise. Alliance partners allocate a portion of their grants to Rapid Response (RR), allowing them to support state efforts to seize opportunities or prevent threats to policies or funding. Support from the TA Network, including Rapid Response, is available to all 50 states.

Rapid Response in Action

RR is immediate support for unexpected opportunities or crises.  It harnesses the collective power of the Alliance network, in real time, to improve and protect early childhood state policy or funding.  It may take the form of a phone conversation, customized research, tailored messages, or in-person consultation.  RR is available in any state where an immediate response can have a significant impact. To request RR, email Wendy Elliott.

Read the latest RR in Action:

2017

Navigating Tricky Press Release Waters in the Bayou State

The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children received help from Child Trends on how to constructively message the most critical findings of their report on the state’s new quality rating system.  

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2017

Seizing the Opportunity to Improve Access to Child Care Subsidy in Louisiana

Unused child care subsidies led the Louisiana Department of Education to consider reducing the weekly work requirement for parents.  The Louisiana Policy Institute teamed up with Center for Law and Social Policy to show the department they could do even more. 

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2017

RR Pays Dividends in Kansas

Dedicated funding for young children was on the chopping block in Kansas when the Committee for Economic Development, Council for a Strong America, Center for Michigan, and Arizona’s First Things First answered the call from Kansas Action for Children in their moment of crisis.   

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