HEA submits Statement of County Readiness

Monday June 30th HEA submitted Elkhart County’s Statement of County Readiness for the Early Learning Pilot Grant Program on behalf of early education providers, school districts, non-profit organizations, United Way of Elkhart County, Early Childhood Alliance, the Elkhart County Community Foundation, local government, and local business to the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA).

It was announced one month ago that Elkhart County was one of 18 counties invited to submit a statement of “County Readiness” to the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA). Five counties will be selected to receive $2 million that will help low-income families send their 4-year old children to a "high-quality preschool." Each county will be required to match the state’s money with at least $200,000 from private sources.  If Elkhart County is selected resources would be for preschoolers’ fall of 2015.

Follow link to read the submitted Statement of County Readiness.