Section 402.3016, Florida Statutes 2004
402.3016 Early Head Start collaboration grants.--
(1) Contingent upon specific appropriations, the Florida Partnership for School Readiness shall establish a program to award collaboration grants to assist local agencies in securing Early Head Start programs through Early Head Start program federal grants. The collaboration grants shall provide the required matching funds for public and private nonprofit agencies that have been approved for Early Head Start program federal grants.
(2) Public and private nonprofit agencies providing Early Head Start programs applying for collaborative grants must:
(a) Ensure quality performance by meeting the requirements in the Head Start program performance standards and other applicable rules and regulations;
(b) Ensure collaboration with other service providers at the local level; and
(c) Ensure that a comprehensive array of health, nutritional, and other services are provided to the program's pregnant women and very young children, and their families.
(3) The partnership shall report to the Legislature on an annual basis the number of agencies receiving Early Head Start collaboration grants and the number of children served.
(4) The partnership may adopt rules as necessary for the award of collaboration grants to competing agencies and the administration of the collaboration grants program under this section.
History.--s. 7, ch. 99-304.