We’re offering a second round of early care and education grants to support 501(c)3 nonprofit service organizations directly serving our southwest Minnesota communities.
We’re offering grants of up to $5,000 for projects that will benefit kids and families in southwest Minnesota. Awards will be selected in May 2017 and projects must be completed within 12 months. This is a competitive grant program.
Areas of focus include:
- PreK-3rd Grade Alignment – enhancing the continuity and consistency of learning for children birth to grade 3 through trainings and professional development, resource development, strategy implementation, quality staff planning time or building community-wide approaches.
- Social and Emotional Development – building resilient communities through the enhancement of existing or development of new trainings, prevention, education and programs which continue to have a far-reaching impact.
- Early Care and Education – helping to increase access to and availability of high-quality early care and education environments through (including, but not limited to) staff development, curriculum and/or assessment implementation, Parent Aware rating attainment, expansion of number of children in care, etc.
View complete details in the RFP below. Visit our grants page for general information.
Interested applicants need to complete our pre-application questionnaire and submit additional questions by 5 p.m. April 21, 2017.
If you know of an organization that would benefit from this grant opportunity, please share it with them!