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Commerce Announces Early Childhood Education Grants Totaling $880,000
Post Date: Jun 13 2018

Bismarck, N.D. -- The North Dakota Department of Commerce has approved 46 Early Childhood Education Grants totaling $880,000.
 
The Early Childhood Education Grant Program was established in the 2015 Legislative session to provide funding for public and private Early Childhood Education programs serving four-year-old children that are eligible for free or reduced lunches according to Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act.
 
A complete listing of the approved grant recipients is available at: https://www.workforce.nd.gov/workforce/EarlyChildhoodEducationGrantProgram/
 
To be eligible facilities must:
  • Be a participating member in a local ECE coalition or on the governing board,
  • Be approved by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to provide Early Childhood Education,
  • Incorporate within its curriculum at least ten hours of research-based parental involvement and,
  • Has documented willingness to admit children of all learning abilities.
The Early Childhood Education Grant program is administered by the Workforce Development Division of the Department of Commerce in collaboration with the Department of Public Instruction and Department of Human Services, Early Childhood Services. 
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.
 
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