Just a reminder to Springfield metro-area nonprofits that applications for the CFO’s Early Childhood grant round are due tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 2, by 5 p.m.
A total of $50,000 is available through this program, with a $10,000-$12,000 range suggested for proposal consideration. Definition of “early childhood” for this grant opportunity is limited to programming for children ages 2 to 5 years. Proposals should reference “best practices” for quality childcare and/or appropriate school-readiness programming. Matching funds are not required.
Proposals should focus on efforts to sustain or enhance existing early childhood programs that have a record of success in meeting needs identified as red-flag concerns in the Community Focus Report or, in the case of innovative programming, has a demonstrative potential for affecting those concerns through the requesting agency’s past programming practice.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate:
• The effectiveness of the existing early childhood programming or demonstrate potential for success for innovative programming through previously successful program outcomes;
• The impact of the program on the red-flag issue or potential for impact for innovative programming.
Please contact Randy Russell at (417) 864-6199 with questions.