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.

First Five SC Partnership Opportunities

The SC Early Childhood Advisory Council is seeking statewide community outreach partners to assist families in learning about and using First Five SC.

Eligibility
Statewide organizations that serve families of children from birth through age five.
Deadline
12/8/2021
Focus Area
Early Childhood Advisory Council
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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
05/6/2022
Focus Area
Programs, Core Functions, Partnership Operations
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For more information about First Steps grantmaking and grant seeking, contact

Betty Gardiner

Director of Grantmaking and Development