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ECECD Launches Grant to Support Local Early Childhood Coalitions

SANTA FE – Today, the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) announced broad new investments across the state in support of early childhood coalitions, groups of local stakeholders dedicated to building early education and care in their communities. ECECD’s new Local Early Childhood Systems Building Grant, made possible by the Coronavirus Response and relief Supplemental Appropriation (CRSSA) Act, will distribute $5.4 million in funding over the next two years to grow the capacity of early childhood coalitions across the state. The grant will help existing early childhood coalitions, typically comprised of local child care businesses, early childhood service providers, and individual community members, build stronger state and local partnerships, as well as support the development of new or emerging coalitions across the state.

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