Grant: $58,608 - Administration for Children and Families - Jun. 4, 2009
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Award Description: The Recovery Act funding included a cost of living adjustment that gave an immediate increase in wages to approximately 33 employees who work in the Early Head Start department. The Recovery Act award also included funding for quality improvement of the Early Head Start program. These quality improvement funds have already been used to enroll staff in classes to further their education which will improve their qualifications and expertise in providing the Early Head Start program. Additionally, the quality improvement funds will be used for a family service worker to provide counseling services for children in at-risk situations (described in detail below). Funding will also be allocated for training of support staff who work with children in crisis situations.
Project Description: The Recovery Act funding included a cost of living adjustment that increased the wages and benefits of all employees in the Early Head Start program. The Recovery Act award also included funding for quality improvement. These quality improvement funds will be for education purposes and a family service worker. Through additional education, this funding will improve staff qualifications and assist with the implementation of career development programs that support ongoing improvement of their skills and expertise. Funding will also be allocated for child counseling, and other services, necessary to address the challenges of children from immigrant, refugee and asylee families, homeless children, children in foster care, limited English proficient children, children of migrant or seasonal farm worker families, children from families in crisis, children referred to Head Start programs by child welfare agencies, and children who are exposed to chronic violence or substance absue. Funding will also be allocated for training of support staff who work with children in crisis situations.
Jobs Summary: N/A (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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