Applicants should be partnerships between one or more school districts and one or more nonprofit community programs. First authorized in 1988, Even Start is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act - Title I, Part B, Subpart 3.
Even Start grants require a local match. The match in year one is 10 percent of the total budget; year two, 20 percent; year three, 30 percent; year four, 40 percent; years five, six, seven, eight, 50 percent; and 65 percent each remaining year. Grants are for a four year period; however, requests for continuance must be submitted for years two, three, four, six, seven, eight, ten and after.
For more information, contact Cathy R. Jones, Ed.D., Coordinator Early Childhood/Even Start, Building 6, Room 318, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, E., Charleston, WV 25305 or by phone at (304) 558-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even Start Indicators http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2003/EvenStartIndicatorsMay01.doc