No childâ€™s demographics or zip code should determine their destiny. As the only funder of early childhood programs in every county of the state, ÖíÖíÊÓÆµ works to ensure that all children have equitable access to the resources and support they need. Each year, we allocate state funding to all 46 counties based on population and need. We also actively seek additional resources to make discretionary and targeted grants.
ÖíÖíÊÓÆµ is offering one-time incentive grants of up to $30,000 for newly created and/or newly approved private providers proposing to become a new First Steps 4K provider or to expand First Steps 4K services to additional children.
ÖíÖíÊÓÆµ seeks to award funding to qualified community organizations to offer school transition events for rising kindergartners and their families between April 1 and August 31, 2024.
Grants to support the stateâ€™s 46 First Steps county partnerships to fill gaps in services for children 0-5 in their county
For more information about First Steps grantmaking and grant seeking, contact