Dear Early Learning Community,
The City of Columbus is continuing the progress to ensure that all children in Columbus City Schools are kindergarten ready by 2020. Today, Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced nearly $5 million dollars for high quality prekindergarten education, marking an investment over the past 2 years of $10 million.
Early Education providers looking to serve the community can now apply online at www.columbus.gov/EarlyStart/ until Monday, March 30th 2015 at 5pm.
Information regarding eligibility, application process and deadlines can be found at www.columbus.gov/education/.
The Department of Education will be hosting a technical assistance meeting on Wednesday, March 11th at 1pm at the Jerry Hammond Building located at 1111 E. Broad St, Columbus OH 43205.
For any additional information regarding the 2015-2016 Early Start Columbus grant please email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents interested in enrolling a 4-year-old in Early Start Columbus should contact Action for Children at (614) 224-0222 or through its website, www.actionforchildren.org.
Dear Columbus Non-Profits-
Your organizations are valued partners as we strive to share the city's success with every Columbus resident. The services you provide are critical to individual, family, and community stabilization; the building blocks of making Columbus an even better place to live, work, and raise a family. However, there are still important unmet needs within our community. In an effort to meet these critical needs, the city is pleased to announce the Competitive 2015-18 Human Services Funding Program.
Based upon feedback from your organizations and lessons learned from our 2013 Pilot Human Services Funding Program, we know that a competitive grant process affords all eligible non-profits an opportunity to compete for funding. We also learned that funding stability is a crucial component of program continuity. Therefore, our new process will be awarded as one-year contacts that are renewable for up to two additional years depending upon program performance.
We strongly believe that the Competitive 2015-18 Human Services Funding Program will ensure that Columbus tax dollars are invested strategically and responsibly. We invite your organization to apply and look forward to allocating funds to programs with the greatest merit to improve our city.
To view which organizations have received funding from the Competitive 2015-18 Human Services Funding Program, please click here.
Yours in service,
Michael B. Coleman Priscilla R. Tyson
Mayor Council Member