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EOC: Grants Available to Enhance Quality in Pre-Kindergarten Programs

September 25, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
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South Carolina school districts are invited to apply for the SC Community Block Grants for Education Pilot Program...

A matching grants program designed to improve children’s readiness for kindergarten by enhancing the quality of pre-kindergarten programs for four-year-olds. The program is designed to encourage and sustain community partnerships among schools, school districts and local communities. This is the third year of the program, which was funded by the SC General Assembly in Proviso 1.65 of the 2017-18 General Appropriation Act with an allocation of $1 million.

Applications are available to school districts now and grant proposals are due by November 1, 2017.

Grant applications cannot exceed $250,000 and there are three available funding categories: Exploration Grants, Implementation Grants, and Sustainability Grants. It is expected that funded grants will be announced in January 2018.  

If you are interested in applying or for additional information... 

Contact Bunnie Ward, Director of Policy Development and Evaluation at (803) 734-2803 or

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