In November 2020, Multnomah County, OR voters approved Measure 26-214, Preschool for All (PFA) to establish a tuition-free universal preschool program funded by a progressive income tax. This month, Preschool for All and Build Up Oregon announced the launch of a new Facilities Fund aimed at supporting early childhood education providers in Multnomah County. Build Up Oregon is a collaborative of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) who have joined forces to help build a more child-centered society by preserving, improving, and expanding child care facilities throughout the state of Oregon. The fund will help to expand this locally financed initiative by offering comprehensive support to early care and education providers participating in Preschool for All (PFA) who are looking to enhance the quality of care at existing facilities, expand to serve additional families, or open a new location. Providers will also receive expert guidance, support and technical assistance implementing facility improvement projects. Read more about this latest news here.