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Community Action Council is the New Head Start Grantee for Eight-County Service Area in South Central Kentucky; Retains Over 100 Jobs
LEXINGTON, KY. – December 12, 2018 – Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicholas Counties, Inc. (the Council) announced today that it has been awarded a federal grant through a competitive grants process to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services for children and families with low income in the counties of Clark, Estill, Garrard, Jackson, Laurel, Madison, Powell, and Rockcastle beginning on January 1, 2019. This grant award—totaling over $8.5 million dollars a year for five years—will enable the Council to operate a comprehensive program to meet the needs of children and families, through direct management of high-quality early childhood education services as well as partnership with local community-based early childhood education providers and local education systems. The Council received support for its grant application from members of Congress.
“I was proud to support the Community Action Council in its work for Kentucky’s vulnerable children and families,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who contacted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on his constituents’ behalf. “With additional resources for personnel, equipment, and facilities, this grant will help deliver comprehensive early-educational services to over 700 children in the Commonwealth. In total, Head Start programs are building a strong foundation for the future successes of more than 15,000 young Kentuckians. Supporting our children in their educational development from an early age is a top priority, and I am very pleased to see this much-needed funding going towards such an important cause.”
“The Community Action Council does excellent work supporting young children and their families through the Head Start program, and I was proud to support their efforts to secure this grant,” said Congressman Brett Guthrie. “With over fifty years of experience and a track record of providing excellent early child development services, I knew that the Community Action Council would be a great choice to expand its services into the Second District. I congratulate the Council on receiving this competitive grant, and I look forward to seeing how this grant will help improve the lives of young Kentuckians.”
“Offering our children a strong educational foundation in the early stages of life lays the groundwork for future success,” said Congressman Barr. “For this reason, I was proud to support the Community Action Council’s grant to provide early educational services to hundreds of children in our area. This grant will give the Community Action Council the resources they need to help build a foundation for our future generations, and I applaud the Council for the great work they do for children and their families throughout the Commonwealth.”
While this is a new grant award for the Council, children and families in these counties have been receiving Head Start and Early Head Start services from Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. (KRFDC Inc.); these services will conclude on December 31, 2018. As of this week, the Council—with the assistance of officials from KRFDC Inc.—is reaching out to current Head Start staff, families and community stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition of program operations for all involved, and to maintain continuity of services for the children and families. The Council is committed to quickly hiring over 100 current Head Start and Early Head Start teachers, family and support staff so they will be ready once the program returns from its winter break at the beginning of 2019.
Between now and then, the Council will continue to work closely with officials from KRFDC Inc. and those designated by the Office of Head Start in Atlanta, Georgia to implement its program transition plan. This transition plan includes hosting job fairs in the named counties to recruit, interview and on-board program staff. The Council will also host community forums to answer questions, address any concerns, and provide support to all families and stakeholders. The Council’s plan is designed to minimize disruption for children and families who are already receiving Head Start services in these communities, as well as for current Head Start program staff and partners.
The Council has a long, storied history of operating Head Start in the state of Kentucky. When the Council first opened its doors in 1965, Head Start was its very first program. Since that time, the Council has expanded its operations to include Early Head Start, providing services to children birth through two years of age and their families, as well as pregnant women. In the early 2000s, the Council became the statewide program operator for Kentucky’s Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program, which serves children from farmworking families. With the new award, the Council now operates Head Start, Early Head Start, and/or Migrant and Seasonal Head Start in 19 counties across Kentucky.
“We are excited to bring our Head Start knowledge and expertise to the children and families of south-central Kentucky, and to collaborate with other agencies who are providing early childhood education and comprehensive services in these eight counties,” said Sharon Price, the Council’s Head Start Director. “The Council believes that by investing in early childhood development, and affording all children the opportunity to grow into their full potential as individuals and as members of society, we all will reap great rewards in the future. We are pleased to have this opportunity to work alongside stakeholders who are invested in these communities to make that happen.”
The Council’s Board of Directors also welcomes the expansion of its services. “The Board of Directors are delighted to support the Council’s staff to bring its Head Start and Early Head Start services to the children and families in these counties,” said current Board Chair Michele C. Lee. “We know our staff and leadership have the experience, expertise and dedication to operate a top-quality comprehensive program that best meets the needs of families in these communities.”
This grant has been awarded from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Head Start. Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Inc. prevents, reduces and eliminates poverty among individuals, families and communities through direct services and advocacy. The Council works alongside over 26,000 participants annually to create opportunities for individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency as they move along the pathway out of poverty.
By: Cameron Minter on December 13, 2018
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