The Family Support and Great Start grants focus on projects that serve at risk children age 0-6 and their families. Any agency or program that serves children ages 0-6 can apply for the Great Start and Family Support grants during the next cycle.

Grant funds may be used for community-based services intended to:

  • increase the strength and stability of families (including adoptive, foster, and extended families)
  • increase parents' confidence and competence in their parenting abilities
  • afford children a safe, stable and supportive family environment
  • strengthen parental relationships and promote healthy marriages
  • enhance child development, including through mentoring.
  • services must be provided in a culturally competent and gender-specific manner that reflects the population, needs and resources of the community.

Application Process

Please take the self-assessment quiz to make sure that your project aligns well with the Blue Mountain Early Learning Hub focus and goals.

The allocation process begins by downloading the application packet for your county below. The application packet includes the cover letter and Request for Assistance (RFA) form.

The cover letter outlines how the grant funding may be used in your county. Please read the cover letter carefully and then fill out the Request for Assisstance (RFA) form completely with as much detailed information as possible.

  Family Support Grant Great Start Grant
  No current Grants available* No current Grants available*
*New Grant Opportunities will be posted as they arise.

Submit the RFA to Ali Van Houten at by Oct. 30th.

The RFA will be screened and then sent to your county Early Childhood Partnership Team (ECPT). During their November meetings the ECPTs will make funding recommendations to the BMELH Governance Board.

Final approval will be made during the November Governance Board meeting. If your project is approved for funding the BMELH will need to obtain a statement of work to be added to your sub-contract for signature.

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