2013 GRANT AWARD RECIPIENTS
EASTER SEALS BLAKE FOUNDATION (PACTS PROGRAM)
5th Year Funding
Diamond Family Fund Match
Agency Background: ESBF is a social services agency providing a multitude of services to over 9,000 children, youth, and adults and their families. PACTS provides early intervention and early childhood education for disadvantaged and special needs children through Children’s Achievement Center. ESBF is well-known in the community for innovative and effective programs, and is frequently selected by local, state and federal agencies to implement important strategies. Over the last four years, AZ state childcare support for children of low-income, working parents has been completely decimated.
Focus of the 2013 SCCF Grant: Parent and Child Tuition Support (PACTS)
The SCCF grant will provide support to low-income families (not eligible for Department of Economic Security subsidies) in the form of child care tuition compensation based on a sliding fee scale. At $169 per family per month $20,000 would provide 118 months of childcare subsidies.