Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation for the Alleghenies - Early Childhood Education Fund
09/06/19 11:59 PM EDT
Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, governmental bodies, and churches for high-quality early education projects in Cambria and Somerset counties. Funding is intended to prepare children for kindergarten and ensure literacy by third grade.
It is estimated that only about 30% of children who need child care in the community are served in high quality settings under current capacity. The eventual success of these young students is important for the region’s future in terms of developing a workforce and a strong, civil community. High-quality Early Childhood Education is a critical resource for that success because it significantly increases school readiness, putting children on a path for higher educational attainment and workforce productivity in years to come. Furthermore, well-trained and adequately paid educators are a critical component in accomplishing this goal.
Therefore, the Foundation invites applications targeted in both of the following two key areas:
- Projects that will improve facilities, equipment, and any other resources (i.e., shared services, facility needs, curriculum, technology, planning/needs assessments, or matching grants toward Keystone Stars certification) necessary in order to expand a program from a low-quality program to a high-quality program
- Projects that will incentivize Early Childhood Education staff and support their professional development needs (including required continuing education credits, assistance toward paying for credits needed for certification, associate's degrees, and/or bachelor's degrees, etc.)
GrantWatch ID#: 186360
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information about applying for a grant, contact Angie Berzonski at 814-315-2982 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
216 Franklin Street, Suite 400
Johnstown, PA 15901
USA: Pennsylvania: Cambria and Somerset Counties