On August 28, 2019, the Martin Luther King County Council passed historic legislation investing $318 million to improve educational outcomes for children and youth over the next 16 years. The investment, funded through voter-approved Sound Transit 3 proceeds, supports King County children and youth across the entire age spectrum, from early learning through postsecondary completion.
Of the $318 million investment in the King County Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA):
- $153.8 million will support the development of early learning facilities
- $29.6 million will support community-based organizations working with students in the K–12 grades
- $112.4 million will go to the King County Promise, which provides advising support for underserved high school and college students to get them to and through college
- $22.6 million will be reserved for administration and evaluation