Alliance Equity Discussion – “Addressing Housing Inequities for Families with Young Children" – 10/27

Join a group of peers and colleagues from the early childhood community to engage in sustained learning about anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. The Alliance has established a monthly, salon-style Equity Discussion Group via Zoom, and the next session is coming up on Friday, October 27 at 1:00 pm.

In the upcoming session we will facilitate a discussion about the impact housing inequities have on young children, and the programs working to address housing insecurity for families in Vermont. The discussion will be led by Jess Hyman, Associate Director of Housing Advocacy Programs for the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO). CVOEO manages the HOME Family Housing Voucher Program and other initiatives designed to increase housing equity.

Register on Zoom to receive the meeting link.


Special Accommodations Grants – Monthly Applications and Information Sessions

The Child Development Division (CDD) is continuing to support children’s safe and successful inclusion with Special Accommodations Grant (SAG) awards to Vermont Licensed Specialized Child Care Programs. Grant funds may be used for the purchase of adaptive equipment and materials, staff consultation or training, and hiring of an individual assistant specific to a child’s needs. 

CDD will be accepting grant applications monthly over the next three months, with the next application due on October 24. For more information about the application and information sessions being held on Oct. 30 and Nov. 28, see the CDD website.


Early Childhood Fund Grant Applications Close 11/10

An expanded round of grants will soon be available through Building Bright Futures’ Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF). VECF supports creative solutions to improve the well-being of children, their families, and Vermont communities where they live. These grants are open to nonprofits, businesses, municipalities, and schools. To be eligible, projects will focus on families and children from the prenatal period through age eight.

Learn more about the available grants and view profiles of past grant recipients on the VECF webpage. The applications are due on November 10 at 5:00 pm.


The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a statewide coalition formed in 2000 of early childhood professionals, parents, organizations, businesses, and strategic partners committed to improving public policies that impact young children between birth and age eight in the areas of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education.

The Alliance crafts an annual Legislative Agenda in partnership with early childhood organizations, provides year-round advocacy support, and facilitates meaningful interactions with policymakers at key times during the decision making process.


Alliance Equity Discussion – 10/6; FTSEC Grants – First Deadline 11/2; ECLI Still Accepting Applications

Alliance Equity Discussion – 10/6; “Navigating Your Small Business” Conference – 9/30; Early Childhood Fund Grant – Info Session 10/4; CDD Hiring for Multiple Positions

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The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a program of the Vermont Community Loan Fund.

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