Pay for Success – Special Collection

The DaSy Center is working with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) to explore the feasibility of using a Pay for Success (PFS) funding model with Part C and 619 preschool programs. PFS is an innovative financing mechanism that harnesses private capital to fund evidence-based prevention-focused programs or social services.

This page provides selected resources about PFS and Social Impact Bonds (a popular PFS model). This includes information about what PFS is, how to design and evaluate PFS initiatives, examples of current PFS efforts in early childhood, and examples of PFS in the news. Additional information is available in the presentation and recording of our June 8, 2016 webinar.

PFS in the news

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What is Pay for Success (PFS)?

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Designing and evaluating PFS initiatives

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Organizations working on PFS

  • U.S. Department of EducationU.S. Department of Education
    The U.S. Department of Education now offers a page of resources related to Pay for Success, including links to Office of Management & Budget (OMB) ...
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  • Ready NationReady Nation
    ReadyNation was originally created in 2006 and has operated as a nonprofit since 2014. ReadyNation specializes in applying PFS finance to scaling up early childhood ...
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  • Institute for Child Success (ICS)Institute for Child Success (ICS)
    The Institute for Child Success — an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization — provides guidance on PFS, targeted technical assistance (with support from ...
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PFS in early childhood

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