Applications sought for Early Childhood Community Partnership Grants

— August 22, 2014

[Press Release] — The Department of Family Services is excited to announce the release of the Early Childhood Community Partnership Grant application.  These grant funds are available from the Enrolled Act No. 41, 2014 Budget Session, for a period commencing July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2016.

This grant opportunity allows school districts or nonprofit organizations the opportunity to apply for one-time funding. Grant funds shall be used for developing, enhancing and sustaining high quality early childhood education programs.

The focus of these grant funds is to make certain Wyoming’s children have the strong, positive foundation they need to be successful in their first year of school and beyond.

DFS has contracted with Wyoming Kids First to provide technical assistance to communities interested in applying.  All questions regarding the grant application should be directed to Becca Steinhoff @ Wyoming Kids First director@wyokidsfirst.org or by calling 307-996-6903.

Grant applications can be found at:   http://www.wyokidsfirst.org/communities/early-childhood-community-partnership-grant/ . Grant applications should be submitted and received no later thanOctober 3, 2014.  Applications should be submitted to:

 Wyoming Department of Family Services
Quality Early Childhood Program Manager
Attention: Jennifer Zook
2300 Capitol Avenue
3rd Floor, Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
jennifer.zook@wyo.gov

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