The White House recently announced that the Department of Justice and the Department of Labor will support Pay for Success pilots through 2012 funding competitions. The Department of Justice will consider programs that incorporate a Pay For Success model under their 2012 Second Chance Act grant solicitation process. Also, the Department of Labor will make up to $20 million available through the Workforce Innovation Fund for PFS programs that focus on employment and training. You can read details about this funding commitment in the White House Blog Post Here. This announcement is a promising indication of the Federal Government’s dedication to outcomes based financing models for social services and has the potential to catalyze the implementation of the first Pay For Success projects in the US.