Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #1440
Reaching Out: Developing Resource Packets for Parents of Children on School Readiness Waitlist
Requester: Mark Gross, Ph.D. Organization: Family Central
Project Title: Reaching Out: Developing Resource Packets for Parents of Children on School Readiness Waitlist Date Submitted 1/14/2005 5:37:49 PM
Sponsors: Rich
Statewide Interest:
Florida is concerned about school readiness for children and preparing its young citizens for success in school.
Recipient: Family Central   Contact: Mark Gross, Ph.D.  
  840 S.W. 81 Ave.   Contact Phone: (954) 724-3894  
  North Lauderdale 33068   Contact email:
Counties: Broward
Gov't Entity:   Private Organization (Profit/Not for Profit): Yes
Project Description:
Activity kit and monthly activity packets will be created, mailed, demonstrated and field tested to families with children on the subsidized childcare waitlist in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Curriculum kits for informal providers caring for children on the wait list will be developed, demonstrated, field tested, and given to informal providers.
Is this a project related to 2004 hurricane damage? No
Measurable Outcome Anticipated:
Kits and packets will be developed that parents/caregivers will actually use. At least 75% of parents/caregivers served will indicate an increase in developmentally-appropriate instruction they provide their children.
Amount requested from the State for this project this year: $271,726
Total cost of the project: $302,978
Request has been made to fund: Operations
What type of match exists for this project? Local, Federal
  Cash Amount $271,726   In-kind Amount $31,252
Was this project previously funded by the state?   No
Is future-year funding likely to be requested?   No
Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?   No
Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget? No
Is there a documented need for this project? Yes
  Documentation: Monthly wait list for School Readiness assistance.
Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?   Yes
  Hearing Body: Broward Legislative Delegation
  Hearing Meeting Date: 01/20/2005
Is this a water project as described in Section 403.885, Laws of Florida?   No