Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Early Kent?

Early Kent is a community-wide effort focused on raising awareness of the importance of early childhood for children, families, and our community. Early childhood is a critical period of development and what happens during these years impacts children throughout their lives. Early Kent strives to ensure that Kent County is a great place for children and families.

What can I do to support early childhood in Kent County?
  • Watch The Raising of America and share with your friends, family, or co-workers
  • Like Early Kent on Facebook and interact with posts, liking and sharing as you see fit
  • Get involved with Early Kent, provide feedback or endorse the effort
  • Use your voice and vote for elected officials that support children and family-friendly policies. Visit Michigan’s Children for more information and resources.
What is the process for a county-wide millage request?

Citizens can submit a request to place property tax millage increases on a ballot for voter consideration. The process is outlined in the document linked below.

Millage Overview

Can nonprofit organizations advocate and lobby?

The answer is YES! 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, including community foundations, have every right to advocate on behalf of policies they believe in. But, when nonprofits advocate for specific legislation (i.e. lobby), it may trigger specific rules and limits.

Advocacy and Lobbying Overview