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File #: 2020-1049    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Preliminary Item
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: PECS-Planning, Economic Development & Community Services Committee
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): All Acceptance of a Grant in the amount of $641,382 from the Georgia Department of Public Health for the DeKalb Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program- at no cost to the County.
Attachments: 1. DeKalb MIECHV FY21 Contract Renewal Letter Aug.20

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Human Services

SUBJECT:
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Commission District(s): All
Acceptance of a Grant in the amount of $641,382 from the Georgia Department of Public Health for the DeKalb Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program- at no cost to the County.
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Information Contact: Mr. Damon Scott, Director, Human Services Department
Phone Number: (404) 687-2385

PURPOSE:
To consider accepting a grant award in the amount of $641,382 from the Georgia Department of Public Health for the DeKalb Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program and to appropriate the funds to the grant fund.

NEED/IMPACT:
The DeKalb County MIECHV (Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting) Program connects families to parenting resources and a wide range of community services that improve child family well-being. Families receive services through First Steps, Parents as Teachers (PAT) and Early Head Start- Home Based Option (EHS-HBO) Home Visiting Programs. This home visiting model is an evidence-based approach that has been proven to be successful for families with intensive needs. This grant award represents the 10th year that funding for this program has been offered to DeKalb County. The MIECHV Program focuses on the prevention of child abuse and neglect as well as promotes positive parenting to enhance the achievement child developmental milestones and prepare young children to be successful in school. While home visits have been put on hold due to COVID-19, services have continued through virtual visits using a webex platform and phone calls. The program will serve 159 families with home visiting and 1,000 families through First Steps Program, which acts as a central intake to direct families to resources and program. Funding is for the period October 1, 2020- September 30, 2021.

FISCAL IMPACT:
The is no fiscal impact to the General Fun...

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