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File #: 18-4532    Version: 1 Name: Grant Application - Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
Type: Consent Status: Consent
File created: 2/19/2018 In control: Health Department
On agenda: 3/7/2018 Final action:
Title: : Grant Application - Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
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Grant Application - Smart Start of Mecklenburg County




1.                     Request permission to submit two renewal grant applications totaling $849,674 for a one-year period (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) to Mecklenburg Partnership for Children of Mecklenburg County to support programs promoting child health and safety 

2.                     If awarded, recognize, receive and appropriate awarded funds


Staff Contact:                      Gibbie Harris, MSPH, BSN, Health Director



Presentation:                     No                     




The Mecklenburg County Health Department is requesting approval to apply for renewal funding from Smart Start of Mecklenburg County for funding for the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The Health Department has been a grant recipient of Smart Start funding since 1995. Grant funds will be used to support the following programs:


1.                     Healthy Families Mecklenburg ($548,873) to provide intensive interventions with at-risk first-time mothers to promote healthy parenting skills and early childhood development. The funding will continue to support 6 positions for this program.

2.                     Childcare Health Consultants ($300,801) to provide site assessment, consultation and training for childcare providers, ensuring that the environment is safe, healthy and meets standards.  The funding will continue to support 3.5 positions for this program.


Grant application due March 7, 2018.









Increase in state revenue and expenses for FY19 - $849,674.