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ensuring success in children age 0-5 in hardin and marshall county, iowa

​​ Early Literacy Grant Proposals Open

The Iowa River Valley Early Childhood Area (IRVECA) Board has agreed to distribute an Application for Early Childhood Iowa funds, focused specifically on Early Literacy Services for children aged birth through 5 in Hardin or Marshall County. Services shall be directed at improving early literacy skills through creative and ongoing programming. Summer reading programs are ineligible.

Instructions & Assurances
Interested bidders should review the Instructions and Assurances BEFORE submitting a proposal.


To submit an application, click HERE.

Method for Collection
The requests are being collected via Google Survey ONLY. 

Application Deadline
The application will close on June 14, 2024, at NOON.

You can view Helpful Grant Writing Tips HERE. This is based on IRVECA Board Member feedback in previous years.

Grant Awards
Grant awards will be made at the June 18, 2024, Iowa River Valley Early Childhood Area Board Meeting, at 4:30pm at the BCLUW Middle School Library in Union. The meeting is open to the public. Selected programs will be contracted from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025.

IRVECA Purpose
The Iowa River Valley Early Childhood Area Board receives state Early Childhood and School Ready dollars to help fund Early Childhood Iowa priority areas including support for health, mental health and wellness, quality early learning and early literacy, child care expansion and accessibility, parent education and family development, transportation to/from preschool, reduce/eliminate instances of child abuse, and connect families to available resources. Children served in Hardin and Marshall County are aged prenatal through five.

If you have further questions or need more information on the Iowa River Valley Early Childhood Area Board please contact  Carrie Kube at .