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The Shreveport Early Start Initiative will run for 36 months depending on the age of entry.
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MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE INCOME LIMITS
300% of 2022 FEDERAL POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES
Type III Centers are early learning centers that directly or indirectly receive state or federal funding to provide affordable childcare for low-income, hard-working Louisiana families. These services are available to qualifying families of infants, toddlers, and Pre-K children.
Type III Child Care Centers are:
You can find out more information by visiting www.caddosmartstart.com to find resources and information on the Centers participating in the scholarships.
The Caddo Parish Public Schools will select the participants through an application process.
The City of Shreveport is using 2,800,000.00 from its general government operating reserves for the Caddo Parish Ready Start Network for Scholarships.
Funding can be layered with other funding sources.
If you are unemployed, you must be registered in the HIRE system with the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
Yes, you can call Johnetta Dotson with Caddo Parish Public Schools at 318-603-6468.