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19-20 Keystone STARS Grant Applications available!

Currently, there are two Keystone STARS Grants available:


MERIT AWARD
Keystone STARS Merit Award for Centers, Groups and Family Child Care Homes (FCCH) are designed to assist early learning and school-age programs in improving the quality of care/service and reward programs for achieving and/or maintaining a STAR 2 level. Funds can be spent on Equipment and Supplies, Professional Development/Education, Benefits, and Teacher Bonuses.

Centers and Groups are eligible for the Merit Award at a STAR 2 level. These program types may receive a maximum of 3 Merit Awards. FCCHs could be eligible for a Merit Award at STAR 3 and STAR 4 levels.

EDUCATION AND RETENTION AWARD (ERA)
Keystone STARS ERA for Centers, Groups and FCCHs provide monetary awards to highly qualified staff/teachers for the purpose of establishing a stable workforce, reducing turnover, and increasing the level of educational attainment for early childhood and school-age professionals.

Please follow the instructions below, download and complete the linked forms, and email them as attachments to Kathy Hanley. If you are a Center or Group Provider, please follow these instructions. If you are a Family Provider, please follow these instructions. To access other resources, please click here.
 

CENTER and GROUP GRANT APPLICATIONS

Please download both the WORD and EXCEL documents included below, as well as the Enrolment Calculation Tool (ECT) (which is to be submitted only once during the fiscal year), and email them as attachments to Kathy Hanley.

Merit Award Applicants (STAR 2 only; 3 Maximum) - must submit the following, and the ECT:

Education and Retention Award - must submit the following, and the ECT:


FAMILY CHILD CARE HOME GRANT APPLICATIONS

Please download both the WORD and EXCEL documents included below, as well as the Enrolment Calculation Tool (ECT) (which is to be submitted only once during the fiscal year), and email them as attachments to Kathy Hanley.

Merit Award Applicants (STAR 2, 3X maximum; STAR 3 & STAR 4, ongoing) - must submit the following, and the ECT:

Education and Retention Award - must submit both of the following, and the ECT:

OTHER RESOURCES:

Did you know?

According to the Center for Disease Control, African American women are over three times more likely to be murdered with a gun than white women.

Read more about YWCA's position on gun violence.


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