DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis announced on Tuesday that DeKalb will receive a second performance-based grant from the Governor's Office of Children and Families.
According to Ellis's office, the $300,000 Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting grant will be put towards ensuring that children ages 0-5 are ready for school. The grant will also provide prenatal health support for pregnant women using the Parent as Teachers and Early Head Start/Home Based Option models for home visiting.
To provide services to families, DeKalb County will partner with Refugee Family Services, Scottdale Child Development and Family Resource Center and Partnership for Community Action - Early Head Start.
Through the previous MIECHV grant, DeKalb families received home visiting services, including all cultures, socioeconomic statuses, races and circumstantial needs.