Supplemental funding approved for Champlain Valley Head Start
VERMONT — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has notified Champlain Valley Head Start (CVHS) that its full request for $543,000 in supplemental funding has been approved. This is great news for the CVHS Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) project CVHS launched in fall of 2015.
This project serves 34 infants and toddlers and their families throughout Franklin, Grand Isle, Chittenden and Addison counties in partnership with the YMCA Early Childhood Program in St. Albans, Burlington Children’s Space and King Street Center in Burlington, and Addison County Parent Child Center in Middlebury.
“This supplemental funding represents an incredible opportunity to enhance our partners’ facilities and services for Early Head Start participants,” says Paul Behrman, CVHS Director. “Among other expenses, the award grants over $200,000 toward the purchase and start-up costs for two school buses for Addison County Parent Child Center (ACPCC) and one school bus for King Street Center, over $215,000 for facilities renovation and improvement costs at ACPCC, and over $127,000 for playground enhancements for the YMCA.
“We are absolutely delighted to work with our federal, state and local partners to make such important improvements in these wonderful, Early Head Start partnerships.”