Posts Tagged ‘grant’

West Contra Costa schools to receive $1 million federal grant for English learners, immigrant students

ESSA Interactive Map

The West Contra Costa Unified School District is expecting to receive more than $1 million to assist English-as-a-second-language instruction for this current school year. The state grant is part of a federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which allows each state to decide how to utilize federal funding to improve the quality…

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Long waiting list for Head Start, despite new federal grant

A playground behind the Brookside Child center on Tuesday, April 18, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Oakland North)

Day after day, Criselda Feria waits for a phone call that will give her good news. Her name is stuck on a waiting list that will give her a slot for federally-subsidized child care. Feria’s 18-month-old son is one of the 2,074 children still on the Contra Costa County’s waiting list to receive Early Head Start child care.

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Contra Costa County receives federal grant

The U.S Department of Justice has awarded $700,000 in federal grants to two organizations in Contra Costa County, paying for programs to enhance the services given to trafficking victims and battered women. “It is really huge for us and we are really rejoicing,” said Rebekah Truemper who works for STAND! For Families Free of Violence.…

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Get your free soil on Sunday

A worker at the Golden Bear transfer station admires the rows fresh compost.

Richmond residents are invited to bring buckets, bags, and shovels to haul off some fresh dirt Sunday from a parking lot across from the Main Library. People can take home up to three 15-gallon buckets for free. A total of 33 cubic yards will be available at the compost giveaway in the parking lot at…

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