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Deadline nears for applications to $3M funding opportunity to support Detroit’s early childhood centers


The application period ends soon for a $3 million grant opportunity for organizations providing a range of wraparound services – from healthy eating to arts and cultural programming – to early childhood centers across Detroit.

This is part of The Kresge Foundation’s $25 million commitment to support the implementation of the Hope Starts Here framework, a community framework developed in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to improve early childhood outcomes in Detroit.

This opportunity, which ends August 14, is for organizations that support early childhood centers to integrate the educational experience of children ages 0-5 years, with a range of services that support physical and emotional development, healthy living habits and arts-and-culture-infused learning, among others.

Individual organizations applying for funding could receive up to $300,000 over three years, beginning in January 2019. Funding is open to nonprofit organizations or organizations operating under a college or university that deliver programming through formal, licensed early childhood centers. To be eligible, organizations must operate primarily in the city of Detroit and must have two years’ operating experience.

Organizations can use their grants in many ways, including to cover staff costs, transportation for staff and participants, facilities renovations and parent engagement.

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