Funding Opportunities

 

Funding Opportunity - First Steps FY 20 Statement of Need (SoN)

All parents can benefit from support around the time of birth of a child and during the early years of a child’s life. In recognition of the needs of all families, a universal, early intervention parent support plan should be included as part of community strategies to improve outcomes for families. PCS is seeking applications to fund First Steps Georgia (FSG) that meet the requirements outlined below.

Through this SoN, the goal is to engage communities in planning, implementing, and sustaining universal parent support services through contract funding of FSG in their communities. FSG is one component of a larger Georgia initiative called The Georgia Home Visiting Program (GHVP). GHVP represents the development and implementation of a comprehensive, community-based system for expectant parents and for families with children ages birth to five in Georgia. GHVP is designed to create a community culture of care, encouragement, and support for all families before and after the birth of a child. Across hundreds of Georgia communities, services are available to ensure that these important early years are rich with opportunities for children to be educated, safe, and healthy.