Grants Office Update: June 2020

Principal Investigator: Shannon Wanless
Department: Office of Child Development 
Project Title: Early Head Start Supplemental Funds in Response to Coronarvirus Disease 2019
Agency Name: Allegheny County
Award Dates: 09/30/20 – 09/29/21 
Amount: $271,250

As a result of the CARES Act, funds are awarded for one-time activities in response to COVID-19. The Office of Child Development will use these funds to support the Early Head Start sites in the following activities:

  •      Mental health services, supports, crisis response, and intervention services.
  •      Training and professional development for staff on infectious disease management.
  •      Purchasing necessary supplies and contracted services to sanitize and clean facilities and vehicles.

Principal Investigator: Meghan Orman
Department: Office of Child Development 
Project Title: Igniting Racial Equity in Allegheny County’s Out-of-School Literacy Ecosystem

Agency Name: Grantsmakers of Western Pennsylvania
Award Dates: 07/01/20 – 06/30/21 
Amount: $5,000

In partnership with the P.R.I.D.E. team at the Office of Child Development, this grant will provide a cohort of representatives from literacy-focused organizations in Allegheny County with a year-long project-based racial equity training. The representatives will be supported in learning about, discussing, and integrating racially-equitable practices into their children's programming so that all children who benefit from their services have positive identity-affirming experiences as they learn to read.