Grant: $12,386,126 - Administration for Children and Families - Jul. 2, 2009
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Award Description: The purpose of Los Angeles County Office of Education, Head Start-State Preschool Division’s (LACOE) cost of living (COLA) and quality improvement (QI) funds for 2009-2010 is to provide enhanced support to our agencies. The basic cost of living (COLA) funds will be used to increase salaries or to off-set higher operating costs and fringe benefits. In addition, the quality improvement (QI) funds will enhance the quality services offered to children and families by providing grantee and agency staff with professional development opportunities. Outcomes/results: As a result of COLA funding, LACOE Head Start and Early Head Start programs have additional support to pay for the higher operating costs including increases in the cost of office supplies, rent, and utilities, as well as statutory, retirement, health, and welfare benefits expenses. Quality improvement (QI) funding will allow LACOE to implement eight trainings. These trainings will enhance the delivery of quality services to children and families in the spirit of LACOE’s mission to achieve excellence in child and family development services. In addition, QI will be used to improve facilities to ensure the physical environments are safe and conducive to learning. Deliverables/measures of progress: LACOE’s Fiscal Operations Support Unit will track expenditures according to the project budget details to measure project progress with COLA and QI funding. The internal Research and Evaluation team will evaluate the progress of the trainings developed through QI funding.
Project Description: The Financial Assistance Award was granted to the Los Angeles County Office of Education for the Head Start American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ('ARRA ) – Cost of Living Adjustment ('COLA ) & Quality Improvement ('QI ) Discretionary Grant, executed on July 1, 2009. As 89 percent of the grant has been contracted to twenty-six sub-recipients, we developed and executed separate contracts for each sub-recipient following all grant and regulatory requirements. In addition, we have developed a reporting system where the sub-recipients must report all required project information under ARRA. We have divided our overall COLA and QI grant into 207 sub-projects/activities; 37 COLA and 170 QI sub- projects/activities. Overall, of the 207 COLA/QI sub-projects/activities, 50 sub-projects/activities have been started, of which five are fully completed. As compared to the budget for the 207 sub-projects/activities, 3.9 percent of the planned budget has been expended. Of the 37 COLA sub-projects/activities, eight sub-projects/activities have been started. As compared to budget for the 37 sub-projects/activities, 5.8 percent of the planned budget has been expended. Of the 170 QI sub-projects/activities, 42 sub-projects/activities have been started, of which five are fully completed. As compared to the budget for the 146 sub projects/activities, 3.1 percent of the planned budget has been expended.
Infrastructure Description: Purpose Our Sub-Recipient, Volunteers of America, Los Angeles, (VOALA) has recently identified a location in Harbor City in which to relocate its Coastline site. This new location is currently vacant land on which a modular building may be situated. VOALA proposes to purchase a modular building and prepare the site at a cost of $600,000. VOALA proposes the project to be funded as follows: $260,761 from QI, $300,000 from the Grantee (ARRA Budget) and the difference from VOALA. The Project will be complete by August 31, 2010 for operations to begin at the start of the 2010-11 program year. Rationale Currently, the Head Start Program at the Coastline location has one classroom and serves 34 children. VOALA inherited this facility as a result of the Federation transition. Coastline does not have a permanent playground but instead uses the parking lot to set up and take down temporary playground equipment on a daily basis. VOALA would like to offer the Coastline children the same high quality playgrounds available to children at our other facilities. Additionally, the restrooms are located in a separate building, requiring the child and teacher to leave the classroom to go to the next building, even through poor weather conditions, each time the restroom needs to be used. All in all, Coastline is adequate but not ideal and VOALA have been seeking an opportunity to relocate the program at Coastline for some time.
Jobs Summary: 0.15 FTE increased staffing for ABC Unified School District for Response to Intervention (RTI) and Classroom Monitoring 9.00 FTE increased staffing for Baldwin Park Unified School District for Substitutes (Teachers and Instructional Aides) 0.50 FTE increased staffing for Baldwin Park Unified School District for Family Services Facilitator 0.25 FTE increased staffing for Bellflower Unified School District for a Senior Accountant 1.50 FTE increased staffing for Inglewood Unified School District for Instructional Aides to increase teaching staff to child ratio Pilot program 4.00 FTE increased staffing for Mexican American Opportunity Foundation for Teachers to increase teaching staff to child ratio 2.10 FTE increased staffing for Mexican American Opportunity Foundation by adding an additional 40 hours per year for each of the teaching staff 0.04 FTE increased staffing for Pomona Unified School District for an additional 75 hours of staffing for School Nurses and Psychologist (Total jobs reported: 18)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|Pacific Asian Consortium In Employment||$770,670||LOS ANGELES||CA|
|Palmdale School District||$566,694||PALMDALE||CA|
|Mountain View Elementary School District||$164,084||EL MONTE||CA|
|Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District||$214,075||NORWALK||CA|
|Urban Los Angeles League||$881,176||LOS ANGELES||CA|
|Mexican American Opportunity Foundation||$494,645||MONTEBELLO||CA|
|Montebello Unified School Dist.||$378,877||MONTEBELLO||CA|
|Plaza De La Raza Child Development Services, Inc.||$986,430||PICO RIVERA||CA|
|Pomona Unified School District||$601,630||POMONA||CA|
|Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District||$92,806||SANTA MONICA||CA|
|Training and Research Foundation||$666,383||INGLEWOOD||CA|
|Volunteers of America of Los Angeles||$1,105,677||LOS ANGELES||CA|
|A B C Unified School District||$50,230||CERRITOS||CA|
|Baldwin Park Unified School District||$392,276||BALDWIN PARK||CA|
|Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated||$384,617||LOS ANGELES||CA|
|JC Foodservice, Inc.||$38,270||MONTEREY PARK||CA|
|El Monte City School District||$275,547||EL MONTE||CA|
|Bassett Unified School District||$97,112||LA PUENTE||CA|
|Bellflower Unified School Dist.||$83,238||BELLFLOWER||CA|
|Child Care Resource Center, Inc.||$331,279||CHATSWORTH||CA|