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.

READY Child Care Technical Assistance Program Creation or Expansion Grant Opportunity

Resources for Early Acceleration and Development in Youth (READY) was created in Proviso 1.105 of the 2022-23 State Budget Bill with $3 million in General Funds, recurring annually, to South Carolina First Steps for the purpose of issuing competitive and targeted grants to local First Steps partnerships.

Eligibility
First Steps Local Partnership Organizations
Deadline
01/20/2023
Focus Area
Capacity and quality enhancement
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READY Infrastructure and Capacity Grant Opportunity - Round 2

Resources for Early Acceleration and Development in Youth (READY) was created in Proviso 1.105 of the 2022-23 State Budget Bill with $3 million in General Funds, recurring annually, to South Carolina First Steps for the purpose of issuing competitive and targeted grants to local First Steps partnerships.

Eligibility
First Steps Local Partnership Organizations
Deadline
01/20/2023
Focus Area
Infrastructure and Capacity
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For more information about First Steps grantmaking and grant seeking, contact

Betty Gardiner

Director of Grantmaking and Development