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Request for Empowerment Funding

April 28, 2010
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The Tama County Empowerment Board announces the availability of the 2010 - 2011 Request for Proposals (RFP), contingent upon receipt of Early Childhood (TANF) Funding and School-Ready Children Grant Funding.

The Tama County Empowerment School Ready and Early Childhood (TANF) Grant is an initiative funded with state and federal dollars. The goal of Tama County Empowerment funding is to provide a network of programs for Tama County children from birth to age five, that will result in better school-readiness and awareness of childcare issues. Proposals consistent with, but not limited to, the needs/priorities listed below will be given first consideration for funding in FY 11: Priority #1 - Healthy Children, Priority #2 Children Ready to Succeed in School , Priority #3 Safe and Nurturing Families, Priority #4 Safe, Secure Nurturing Childcare Environment.

Proposal will be awarded funding based on guidelines, Tama County's priorities, and availability of funds. Proposal requirements:

a. Services provided in the Tama County area.

b. Target children 0 5 years old.

c. Address which Tama County Empowerment priority or priorities for which funding is requested.

d. State need/purpose/proposed goal

e. State projected timeline for program

f. Include a detailed 12-month project budget narrative, (budget form included in application).

g. Application form must be utilized when requesting funding (electronic copy of the application available)

Funding requests for Empowerment Funding must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2010. Requests for Funding Applications are available from: Lori Johnson, Coordinator, Tama County Empowerment Area, 129 W. High Street, Toledo, IA 52342, (641) 484-4788.



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