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.
The SC Early Childhood Advisory Council is seeking statewide community outreach partners to assist families in learning about and using First Five SC.
Grants to support the state’s 46 First Steps county partnerships to fill gaps in services for children 0-5 in their county
For more information about First Steps grantmaking and grant seeking, contact