McMINNVILLE — Yamhill Community Care Organization's Early Learning Hub announced July 17 that it will distribute a round of grant funding that will provide a total of $100,000 to support early childhood learning projects.
Specifically, projects should be designed to create an early childhood system that is aligned, coordinated and family-centered, to prepare children to arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed and to support families to be healthy, stable and attached.
The grant funding will be for one year, with average awards in previous years ranging between $5,000 and $50,000.
Previous projects to receive funding include the Reach Out and Read program in several clinics, the Safe Families program through Lutheran Community Services' A Family Place, a cohort of Latinx childcare providers through Child Care Resource & Referrals, and a literacy project at Yamhill Carlton Child Development Center.
Yamhill Community Care Organization is a Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) that serves Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in Yamhill County and parts of Clackamas, Washington, Polk, Marion and Tillamook counties. It strives to provide a different way of delivering care, by integrating physical, dental and mental health services, coordinating educational and family supports, and bringing new models of care that are patient-centered and team-focused.
Organizations must be 501(c)3 nonprofit or public entities to apply. Proposed projects must serve populations from infant to 8 years of age and their families, and address at least one objective in the Early Learning Hub Enhanced Strategic Plan, which can be found online at www.yamhillcco.org/about-us/ early-learning-hub.
Program that address populations that are historically or systemically underserved or that exhibit ethnic, linguistic, economic, academic or other disparities will be given preference.
Applications are available online at www.yamhillearly learning.org/ and must be submitted by midnight Sept. 11. Awards will be announced in October. Funding will be reimbursable only, on a quarterly basis.