IM-101 5/29/01 Stay at Home Parent
Program and Accreditation Facilitation
Services Requests for Proposal
|Stay at Home Parent Program and Accreditation Facilitation Services Requests for Proposal|
|The purpose of this memorandum is to inform
county office staff of two grant opportunities for early childhood education
and care services. The Stay at Home Parent and Accreditation Facilitation
grants are components of HB 1519 legislation, passed in 1998, establishing
an Early Childhood Education and Care Fund.
The Stay at Home Parent grants are for planning, developing, and implementing programs that provide early childhood education supports to parents who are staying at home with children ages birth to 3 years, and who have family incomes under 185% of the federal poverty level.
Accreditation Facilitation grants are for the purpose of increasing the quality of child care services for children up to the age they are eligible to enter kindergarten, with an emphasis on those programs serving ages 0-3. These grants will provide financial and technical assistance to support child care programs that are working toward accreditation by an early childhood accrediting organization recognized by the Department of Social Services. A secondary purpose of this grant is to support providers, not yet ready to pursue accreditation, in increasing their education and training levels that will eventually move them toward accreditation.
The Requests for Proposal can be found at the web site below. The RFP number for the Stay at Home Parent Program is B3Z01131 and the RFP number for the Accreditation Facilitation program is B3Z01133:
If county offices receive any inquiries about either of these grants refer to the web site above or to Laura Ortmeyer (email@example.com) with the Office of Administration at (573) 751-4579.