Programs & Funding

JMP ECI Area Funded Programs

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WAGE$

Child Care Wage$ IOWA provides educational-based financial incentives (in the form of salary supplements) for early care and education providers to increase compensation, education, and retention for the early childhood workforce, ultimately impacting quality and consistency of care for young children.

Post-Partum Home Visits

Unity Point-Grinnell Regional Medical Center Public Health’s postpartum home visit program seeks to provide expert guidance to families of newborns in order to support a healthy and stable family and ensure healthy beginnings for Poweshiek County Families.

Grinnell Community Daycare Sliding Fee Scale

The GCDC sliding fee scale provides tuition assistance making quality early childhood services affordable for families qualifying by income and helping children across the economic spectrum of our community be healthy & successful.

Grinnell Community Daycare Baby Staffing Support

The GCDC baby room staffing support allows for an increased number of caregivers for rooms caring for children under 2 years old, ensuring that quality of care remains high while GCDP cares for up to 10 to 12 infants in a room, thus increasing capacity.

Childcare Resource and Referral (Newton)

Child Care consultation and training provides consultation, technical assistance and professional development for all legally operating child care programs in order to implement best practices and increase the quality of child care in Jasper, Marion, and Poweshiek Counties.

ISU Extension Early Care and Education Program (Newton)

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Early Care and Education Program provides technical assistance, support, training and education for early care providers and teachers as well as educational programs to improve the quality and quantity of child care in Jasper, Marion, and Poweshiek Counties.

Marion County Public Health Parents as Teachers

This program provides early childhood parent education, family support and encouragement for parents and children living in Marion and Jasper counties in order to help their children develop optimally during childhood years, better prepare them to be school ready and provide safe learning environments for their children.

Marion County Public Health I-Smile

The I-Smile™ Preschool Oral Health Initiative is aimed to provide preventative gap filling oral health services as well as linkage to a dental home where children in preschools located in Jasper, Marion, and Poweshiek County have access to preventative care, education, early identification of risks of dental disease, and the establishment of a dental home.

Marion County Public Health Child Care Nurse Consultant

The role of the Child Care Nurse Consultant (CCNC) is to provide on-site consultation, training and technical assistance for early childhood care and education providers in order to promote health and safety policies, health programs, health of personnel, and child specific health and safety issues in early childhood care and education settings.

MICA Family Connections

Family Connections is a program designed to help low-income families improve their overall health and well-being. Family development specialists work closely with familes to develop goals in health and nutrition, education, parenting, housing, employment, budgeting, mental health, relationships, transportation, and childhood development.

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JMP ECI Area Grant Funding

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FY20 JMP Grant Request for Proposal Application

Total Funding Available for FY20: YET TO BE DETERMINED
Funding is appropriated annually to the JMP Early Childhood Iowa Area Board by the Iowa Legislature for programs that serve families with children ages 0-5.

Call for Proposals: March 11, 2019
Deadline for Proposals: April 12, 2019 3 pm
Notification of Awards: June 5, 2019

Download the RFP Here

Past Grants

Total Funding Available for FY19: $666,817
Funding is appropriated annually to the JMP Early Childhood Iowa Area Board by the Iowa Legislature for programs that serve families with children ages 0-5.

View FY19 JMP Grantees

Total Funding Available for FY17: $655,500
Funding is appropriated annually to the JMP Early Childhood Iowa Area Board by the Iowa Legislature for programs that serve families with children ages 0-5.

View FY18 JMP Grantees

Total Funding Available for FY17: $703,765
Funding is appropriated annually to the JMP Early Childhood Iowa Area Board by the Iowa Legislature for programs that serve families with children ages 0-5.

View FY17 JMP Grantees

Total Funding Available for FY2016: $787,000
Funding is appropriated annually to the JMP Early Childhood Iowa Area Board by the Iowa Legislature for programs that serve families with children ages 0-5.

View 2016 JMP Grantees

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