Shared Visions Parent Support Program
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Shared Visions parent support programs provide educational support services to parents of children at-risk and aged birth through five years with priority to applicants that serve parents of children at-risk aged birth through three years.
Legal Requirements and Reports
Iowa Code chapter 256a and the rules in 281--Iowa Administrative Code 67 govern the parent support programs. In addition, Shared Visions Parent Support programs are required to report to the department annually. A summary of state data is included in the Child Development Coordinating Council Annual Report to the Governor.
FY18 Child Development Coordinating Council Annual Report – Describes the future recommendations of the Council and also offers the status of the parent support and preschool programs serving children and families at-risk.
The Child Development Coordinating Council (CDCC) advises and assists the Department of Education regarding the administration and implementation of two state funded at risk programs for children ages birth to five; the Shared Visions Parent Support Program and the Shared Visions Preschool Program. The CDCC conducts meetings at a minimum of four times annually. Council meetings are open to the public. Visit the CDCC webpage for a membership list, meeting dates, agendas, and minutes.
FY16 Shared Visions Parent Support - Awarded Grantees – A list of awarded applicants for FY16 Shared Visions Parent Support Program Grants. The competitive grant application process resulted in a total of 6 applications being awarded funding out of the 14 total received. Final award amounts are contingent on the finalization of the state appropriation. FY16 grants are awarded with a renewal option of up to five years provided grantees meet program requirements. The next competitive grant process for Shared Visions Parent Support Programs will be for FY21.
FY20 Shared Visions Parent Support Grant Awards and Allocations – This document provides the FY20 state allocation for each Shared Visions Parent Support Grantee.
The Shared Visions Parent Support Program grants provide funds for educational support services to parents of children at-risk and ages birth to five years with priority to applicants that serve parents of children at-risk and ages birth to three years. Iowa Code chapter 256A , Iowa Code section 279.51, and 281--Iowa Administrative Code 67 govern these grants.
The FY21 Shared Visions Parent Support application will be publicly available in January 2020 and must be submitted by March 25, 2020, by 4:30 p.m. Applications must be submitted to the Department of Education through the online grant application system: IowaGrants.gov. Competitive grants will be awarded with a renewal option for up to five years provided grantees meet program requirements.
|Application Process||Critical Dates|
|Application open and directions available||January 13, 2020|
|Recorded webinar available to review legislation and the application process||February 14, 2020|
|Deadline to submit questions in writing; email Amy Stegeman at email@example.com||March 9, 2020|
|Application due to the Department via IowaGrants.gov||Application due to the Department via IowaGrants.gov March 25, 2020, by 4:30 p.m.|
|Notification of awards*||May 8, 2020|
|Contracts Issued||Within 45 days of state appropriation being finalized|
*Grant Awards are contingent upon the annual state appropriation.
FAQ - FY21 Shared Visions Parent Support Grant Application (Updated March 2020) – All questions related to the FY21 application must be submitted in writing to Amy Stegeman at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to March 9, 2020. All questions will be addressed in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document posted in this section.
FY21 Shared Visions Parent Support Application Webinar - Part 1 - Legislation – Recorded 2/11/20. This webinar reviews legislation which governs the Shared Visions Parent Support Program.
FY21 Shared Visions Parent Support Application Webinar - Part 2 - Program Requirements – Recorded 2/11/20. This webinar provides an overview of program considerations and requirements for the FY21 Shared Visions Parent Support application.
FY21 Shared Visions Parent Support Application Webinar - Part 3 - Application Process – Recorded 2/11/20. This webinar provides an overview of the application process for FY21. It includes a review of supporting documents and information and outlines how to use the Iowa Grants application system.
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