Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education: Recent Report Recommends Strategies for an Effective ECE Financing Structure

June 25, 2018
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Like many of our partners and colleagues, GPG has been closely reviewing the much anticipated, recently released report Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education . The report emphasizes the importance of accessibility, affordability, and quality of ECE provided outside the child’s home. It outlines how a financing structure should support high standards; a highly qualified workforce; and equitable access for families from all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, ability, and geographic backgrounds. It also outlines a financial model… Read More →


City of Richmond One of 20 Recipients of California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program

May 16, 2018
Funding Research and Grant Proposal Development
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On April 19, the California Board of State and Community Corrections announced that the City of Richmond was one of 20 applicants approved to receive funding from the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) grant program. The CalVIP program provides funding to cities and community-based organizations to reduce violence in communities. The City of Richmond was awarded $500,000 for its proposed project, Beloved Community-Next Level, which will serve youth and young adults involved in or at risk of… Read More →


Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County Receives WIOA Disability Employment Accelerator 2017-18 Award

April 24, 2018
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On March 13, 2018, the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County (WDBCCC) was selected as one of seven organizations to receive a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Disability Employment Accelerator (DEA) Program award from the State of California Employment Development Department, the California Workforce Development board, and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency. The DEA program provides funds to design, develop, and implement projects that accelerate employment and… Read More →


Sonoma County Human Services Department Selected as a Home and Community-Based Alternatives Waiver Agency

March 13, 2018
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Following a competitive process during winter 2017, Sonoma County Human Services Department (HSD) has been selected to serve as a Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver agency by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Established in 1915 under the Social Security Act, the HCBA Waiver (formerly the Nursing Facility/Acute Hospital Waiver) is a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) program. The HCBA Waiver enables the state to offer services not otherwise available through Medicaid (known as Medi-Cal in California) to those who would otherwise require care… Read More →


MacArthur Foundation Concludes First Round of 100&Change Program

February 5, 2018
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On December 20, 2017, the MacArthur Foundation concluded the first round of its 100&Change program by granting a $100 million award to Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee (IRC) . This $100 million award was the result of a multi-step process to identify a single proposal “that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.” In October 2017, the foundation selected eight semi-finalists out of the 1,904 proposals they received, each with a video pitch and narrative response . A panel of external judges reviewed those proposals using four criteria : meaningfulness, verifiability, durability, and feasibility, with final choices made by MacArthur’s Board… Read More →