Allocation of Fees
State Action Needed
In some communities, the collection of fees could be designated for specific purposes. While this can be a volatile source of revenue, especially if the fees fluctuate with economic cycles, communities have found this a viable support for special projects or initiatives.
The source of fees could be building permits or the revenue from land trusts. The allocation of fees cannot be explicitly tied to an early childhood purpose, but through resolution and a public education campaign, efforts to raise a new fee or expand an existing fee to allow for expanded early childhood services is an option in North Carolina. The North Carolina General Assembly would need to allow local governments to collect fees for an expanded set of purposes inclusive of early childhood education.