Section 32p Grants
The Section 32p Grants combines funds formerly appropriated for Great Start Collaboratives in Section 32b and for Great Parents, Great Start in Section 32j. The funding distribution is based on an "equitable" formula, as approved by the State Board of Education. 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 Section 32p Grants, please select from the following:
FY16 Section 32p Allocation List
FY16 Section 32p Income Eligibility Guidelines
FY16 Section 32p Important Information
FY16 Section 32p Certifications and Assurances
FY16 Section 32p Budget Help (Combined State and Federal Source)
FY16 Section 32p MEGS+ Help Document
FY16 Section 32p Flow Chart
FY16 Corrective Action Plan for Great Start Collaborative Director (Excel)
FY16 Section 32p Budget Presentation (YouTube video)
Section 32p(4) Home Visitation Grants
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce the Section 32p(4) Home Visitation Grants. The grants are supported through Public Act 85 of 2015 under section 32p(4). The Section 32p(4) Home Visitation Grants will provide $2.5 million for grants with state aid fiscal year 2016 funds. The funds will be awarded through a competitive process to local Great Start Collaboratives. Funds will be awarded through Intermediate School Districts as fiduciaries of their GSCs to implement home visitation services based upon a locally coordinated, family-centered, evidence-based, data-driven home visiting strategic plan.
Great Start Collaboratives were invited to participate in a multi-step needs assessment and planning process (Evaluation and Planning Tool) conducted by the Michigan Public Health Institute as part of their on-going support and leadership in the Michigan Home Visitation Initiative (MHVI). Webinars on each of the planning steps were recorded and can be reviewed on the MHVI website: www.michigan.gov/homevisiting.
An application technical assistance webinar will be held on June 2, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. The purpose of this webinar is to go over the application instructions, demonstrate the method for submission, and to allow applicants to ask questions related to the application and submittal process. The Michigan Office of Great Start/Early Childhood Development and Family Education staff will be available to provide technical assistance as needed during and after the webinar.
GSCs or consortia of GSCs who intend to apply for these funds should notify Rachel Mellema, Great Start Programs Specialist, Michigan Office of Great Start/Early Childhood Development and Family Education, via email at email@example.com, on or by June 3, 2016 no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT.
Applications are due on or before June 16, 2016 3:00 p.m. EDT
Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Infant and Toddler Programs
Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten
Great Start to Quality
School Personnel Guide for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
Reneé DeMars-Johnson, Director
Office of Great Start/Early Childhood Development and Family Education