Grants - SC First Steps

Grants

No child’s demographics or zip code should determine their destiny. As the only funder of early childhood programs in every county of the state, South Carolina First Steps works to ensure that all children have equitable access to the resources and support they need. Each year, we allocate state funding to all 46 counties based on population and need. We also actively seek additional resources to make discretionary and targeted grants.

Countdown to Kindergarten Targeted Grant Application

The Countdown to Kindergarten targeted grants are for local First Steps partnerships to implement Countdown to Kindergarten and Countdown to 4K programs.

Eligibility
First Steps Local Partnership Organizations
Deadline
04/15/2022
Focus Area
School Transition
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Local First Steps Partnership Formula Grant

Grants to support the state’s 46 First Steps county partnerships to fill gaps in services for children 0-5 in their county

Eligibility
First Steps local partnership organizations
Deadline
05/2/2022
Focus Area
Programs, Core Functions, Partnership Operations
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Targeted Funding Grant

Funding to support new or expanded initiatives, including AmeriCorps, core functions, parenting programs, and child care quality programs.

Eligibility
First Steps local partnership organizations
Deadline
05/9/2022
Focus Area
AmeriCorps, Programs, Core Functions
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For more information about First Steps grantmaking and grant seeking, contact

Betty Gardiner

Director of Grantmaking and Development