Section 32p Block Grant
The Section 32p Block Grant combines funds formerly appropriated for Great Start Collaboratives in Section 32b and for Great Parents, Great Start in Section 32j. There are changes to the funding distribution for FY 2014 and to allowable early childhood services. The funding distribution is based on an "equitable" formula, as approved by the State Board of Education. For FY 2014, some intermediate school districts will be supported in their collaborative work by funds from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) in addition to the state aid funds. More flexibility in services is allowed to meet the goals identified in each Great Start Collaborative's strategic plan. For more detailed information about the 32p Block Grant, please select from the following:
The Michigan Department of Education Office of Great Start is pleased to announce that the newly revised and formatted Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Infant and Toddler Programs, Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten, and Michigan Out-of-School Time Standards of Quality have been posted to www.michigan.gov/greatstart. These standards documents provide information for parents, caregivers and teachers to understand how children are developing and what they should be learning, and the characteristics of settings and programs that best promote their development and learning at various ages.
1-16-2014 Great Start Collaborative Strategic Plans Memo
2013-2014 Income Eligibility Guidelines
32p FY14 Allocation List
32p Explanation of Equitable Distribution
32p Important Information
32p Certifications and Assurances
32p ECBG Budget Help
32p ECBG Federal Source Budget Help
32p FY14 Application (Excel) - Steps to fix formatting issues on EC programming page
32p Block Grant Questions and Answers, 2013-2014
Are you new to using Excel? Take 15 minutes and review this recorded webinar prepared by ECIC.
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A recording of almost two hours of information shared with Great Start Collaborative Directors and Parent Liaisons on August 20, 2013 is now available. To review this recorded webinar prepared by ECIC, click this link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/880670922.
Conferences, Professional Development & Training Opportunities
For those new to MEGS and MEGS+, the following link will take you to the MEGS training website which contains documents that may be helpful:
GP,GS and 32p Program Resources
Reneé DeMars-Johnson, Supervisor
(517) 335-0592 fax
Cheryl Najm, Secretary
(517) 335-0592 fax