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Governor Bentley Announces Grants for Pre-K Funding

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TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Several Pre-K programs in the Tennessee Valley will be expanded, thanks to funding received by grants.

These grants will expand Alabama’s First Class voluntary pre-k program to more schools, preschools, child care centers, Head Start locations, and other new and expanding pre-k sites across the state.  Grants were awarded based on several criteria including local needs, local demand and high quality standards at the new and expanding pre-k sites.

In Madison County, McDonnell Elementary School was awarded $92,700, Rolling Hills Elementary School was awarded $92,700, the Academy for Science and Foreign Language School was awarded $120,000, Chapman Elementary School was awarded $92,700, and Rainbow Elementary was awarded $80,100,

DeKalb County was awarded two of the nine grants it applied for.  The grants include $120,000 for a Pre-K at Plainview in Rainsville, and $45,000 for the Head Start program in Sylvania.

In Marshall County, the Albertville Early Learning Centers were awarded a combined $200,100 and Asbury Preschool was awarded $92,700.

In Morgan County, Starting Strong-Chestnut Grove Elementary was awarded $85,500, Starting Strong-Eva School was awarded $45,000, Starting Strong-Lacey’s Spring was awarded $120,000, and Starting Strong-F.E. Burleson Elementary was awarded $82,800.

View the list of grants awarded here: Voluntary Pre-K Expansion Grants for June 26 2013