Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Help Me Grow Replication RFP

The Help Me Grow National Technical Assistance (NTA) Center, based at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is seeking three replication sites for “Ready to Learn: National Replication of Connecticut’s Help Me Grow System.” With financial support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the NTA Center is offering technical assistance from a team of professionals who are experienced in building a statewide Help Me Grow system and a two-year grant of $20,000 per year with a dollar-fordollar or in-kind match.

Help Me Grow (HMG) is a comprehensive, integrated statewide system designed to address the need for early identification and linkage to developmental and behavioral services and supports for children and their families.  Over the past seven years, Connecticut’s Help Me Grow has successfully identified at-risk children and linked them and their families to services through a state level partnership econpassing the departmets of health, education, and the United Way.

Applications must be submitted by a state agency, an institution of higher learning and/or a private nonprofit 501(c)3 by February 28, 2011. Full application instructions can be accessed here.

For more background on Help Me Grow, the Connecticut system, and the other replication sites, also visit: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Content/Publications/Fund-Manuals/2010/Sep/How-to-Develop-a-Statewide-System-to-Link-Families-with-Community-Resources.aspx

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