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Action Action Date Reconsidered By
07/21/2020 Adopted

Recommendation Information

That Superintendent's Recommendation, #20-181, Grant Award, be adopted as follows: that the School Committee accept and approve the grant award in the amount and for the period indicated:

Coordinated Family & Community Engagement, for the period July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, in the amount of $263,815.00. Project/Grant SC21851.

Description: This CFCE grant supports pre-school-aged children and their families through a collaboration between CPS and the City of Cambridge DHSP's Center for Families. Together they provide a seamless network of programs that are responsive to diverse families, including: conducting ongoing outreach, information, and referrals; providing family literacy-based play groups and community-wide activities; partnering with public schools and community-based programs to support Kindergarten registration and screening; providing family education and support services; and engaging families in supporting early childhood development through utilization of the ASQ screening tool and follow-up activities and referrals to address challenges early. In CPS, the grant funds the 0.2 FTE Early Childhood Specialist who co-facilitate mother support groups and other family support programs. The majority of the grant funding is subcontracted to the Center for Families, supporting many types of specialist positions.