PFS Guidance: Briefs and Reports

Report

Funding Home Visiting with a Pay for Outcomes Approach

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 provides new authority for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program awardees “to fund evidence-based home visiting on a pay for outcome basis.”1 Pay for outcomes (PFO) can refer to a range of strategies and financing methods that link government payments to improved outcomes and reduced costs.

Brief

Building an Outcomes Orientation for Service Providers

Service providers are critical partners in making progress on many challenging social issues. They are at the front line of service delivery, and they inform public strategies on behalf of the vulnerable populations they serve. Increasingly, they are asked to adapt to outcomes-oriented approaches that are promoted by governments and other funders to find programs that effectively address stubborn social challenges and combat emerging ones.

Brief

Collaborating to Assess the Feasibility of the Legacy Early College PFS Program

Quality early childhood education is an essential building block of academic success. This is especially true for children in low-income families and children learning two languages, who stand to gain the most from these programs. But current funding levels for public prekindergarten (pre-K) and other accessible options are not sufficient. One promising new model for funding is pay for success (PFS). PFS focuses on improving outcomes and measuring the impact of change.

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Improving Outcomes for Transitional Youth

Transitional youth are young people ages 16 to 24 who leave foster care without being adopted or reunited with their biological families and/or who are involved in the juvenile justice system, where they may be in detention or subject to terms of probation. With childhoods often marked by trauma and a lack of stability, transitional youth face notoriously poor outcomes across many areas of life. Pay for success (PFS) may provide an opportunity to address some of the challenges faced by transitional youth and the difficulties in serving them.