Supporting Prenatal-to-Three with Federal Relief Funds
This planning tool showcases how the federal relief funds can be used to support infant, toddler, and family well-being through strategies to expand, improve, target, and make early care and education, family support, and maternal and infant/toddler health services more accessible and responsive.
The nearly 30 federal relief funds present early childhood leaders working to increase equitable access to high-quality early care and education, family support, and maternal and infant/toddler health programs and services with enormous opportunity—particularly now, when racial inequities, job losses, and evictions are rampant. The document profiles the relevant federal relief funds, including the total dollars and the timeline for spending; who gets the money; references to federal memos, policy guidance, and more; applicability to specific prenatal-to-three strategies; and who may influence use of the funds.
The specific prenatal-to-three early care and education, family support, and maternal and infant/toddler health strategies found in Supporting Prenatal-to-Three with Federal Relief Funds are culled from the actions that 30 Pritzker Children’s Initiative state and local prenatal-to-three coalitions are pursuing.
The National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers Capacity-Building Hub, which is managed by BUILD, oversaw the development of this resource. It was written by the BUILD Initiative in collaboration with CLASP, EducationCounsel, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families, and Linchpin Strategies.
Publication Date: July 2021
Source: BUILD Initiative, CLASP, Education Counsel, Georgetown Center for Children and Families, Linchpin Strategies
Focus Area(s): Healthy Beginnings Supported Families High-Quality Child Care & Learning
Impact Area(s): State, County, City
Topic: Take Action