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Birth to Five Illinois issues $575,000 in Planning Grants.

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Provided by Birth to Five

The Early Childhood program, Birth to Five Illinois, has issued $575,000 in Planning Grants that will help to establish nine Local Early Childhood Collaborations in 22 counties across the State. The grants are funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Early Childhood Governance and Finance Project of the New Venture Fund.

A few of the recipients include the Clay County 0 to 5 Advisory Board and Effingham County Early Childhood Collaborative will receive $99,000. The Regional Office of Education #13 Preschool for All Collaboration in Clinton, Washington, and Marion Counties will receive $62,000 and the Carbondale Early Childhood Impact Table of Jackson and Williamson Counties will also receive $62,000. Information about all Birth to Five Illinois Grants and a full list of recipients can be found at www.birthtofiveil.com/grants.

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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