Atlanta Ga

Free Health Info: On Any Topic

Want to find out the latest information on your health condition? All you need to do is pick up the phone or go online to get the most up-to-date information from the government’s team of health professionals. Several great starting places to learn more include: National Health Information Center, P.O. Box 1133, Washington, DC 20013; 800-336-4797; National Women’s Health Information Center, U.S. Public Health Service, Office of Women’s Health, 1600 Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30333; 800-944-WOMEN; National Institutes of Health, Office of Communications, Building 1, Room 344, 1 Center Dr., MCS 0188, Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-496-4000.

Visit: www.health.gov/nhic

Money For Food

Program providers receive reimbursement based upon the number of meals served. Participants are required to attend training and renew their application for the program each year. Office of School Readiness, 10 Park Place South, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-656-5957; 1-888-4GA-PREK; Fax: 404-651-7430. Head Start/Early Head Start: Head Start and Early Head Start funding is granted by the federal government to local communities grantees to provide quality child development services to low-income families and children with disabilities. They largely target three and four-year olds. These grantees may be public or private, for-profit or non-profit or a public school. If a grantee gives up or loses funding, the Head Start Funds remain in the community and are awarded to another eligible organization. Georgia’s Head Start Collaboration Project was established to help facilitate the partnership between federally funded Head Start programs and state-funded early childhood programs. Office of School Readiness, 10 Park Place South, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-656-5957. Or, contact the Regional Head Start Office for Georgia, Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Suite M60, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-562-2833; Fax 404-562-2980; 866-763-6481

Visit: www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/sehub/index.htm

Filing For Non Profit With The State

Once you are licensed, you can file for incorporation. The Georgia Secretary of State’s website has all the filing procedures for profit and non-profit companies.For more information, you can contact the Corporations Division, Secretary of State, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., SE, suite 315, West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334; 404-656-2817; Fax: 404-657-2248. The fee is around $100. If you are planning on soliciting funds, you need to register with the Securities Division. You may contact them at Securities Division, Secretary of State, Suite 802, West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334; 404-656-3920.

Visit: www.sos.state.ga.us/corporations/filing_procedures_corp_2001.pdf

65 Million Dollars In Grants

Child Care and Development Funds are available for Georgia child care programs who serve or are planning to serve 19 or more children. Family and group home care providers can apply for Child Care Development Funds through their local Resource & Referral Agency. Requests for Proposals (RFP) are distributed in early spring and outline the services that will be purchased during the next federal fiscal year. In general, these funds pay for: 1) programs improvements, and programs for children with disabilities for early childhood and school-age children, and 2) technical assistance, training, and the operation of child care resource and referral agencies. For more information contact Georgia Child Care Council, 2987 Clairmont Rd., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30329; 404-679-4880.

Visit: www.gachildcare.org

Your Business First Stop

The First Stop Business Information Center provides the small business owner and the prospective entrepreneur with a central point of information and contacts for state regulatory requirements for operating a small business. The primary objective of the center is to facilitate sustainable small business development in Georgia by offering a central location for determination of what licenses and permits must be obtained and maintained by individuals and businesses conducting their enterprises in our great state. Contact First Stop Business Information Center, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 315 West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334; 404-656-7061; 800-656-4558

Visit: www.sos.state.ga.us/firststop/

Get Money For Your Employees To Get Training

.T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood in Georgia Scholarship Program offers child care providers the opportunity to earn a child development/Early childhood diploma or degree. Providers must be working 30 hours a week in a licensed/registered child care setting and have the sponsorship of their employer. You can receive a travel stipend and paid time off from work to study or attend class; a wage increase from the employer or bonus at the end of the scholarship year; counseling and support. You must commit to remain with your employer one year after the scholarship year. For more information contact Georgia Association on Young children, 368 Moreland Ave., NE, Suite 240, Atlanta, GA 30307; 404-222-0014; 800-532-9865

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Free Classes and Fee based Seminars On How To Get Grants

The Foundation Center in Atlanta has a wide range of information about possible sources of funding. The Center offers workshops for the beginner grant seeker. They also have a library located at 50 Hurt Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303. The phone number is 404-880-0095 or 94. An online database of 5,600 foundations and public charity programs is available for a monthly fee.

Visit: fdncenter.org/atlanta/

Licensing Information

Obviously day care centers need to be licensed. To learn more about the licensing procedure and the requirements you must maintain in order to keep the license contact Department of Human Resources, Office of Regulatory Services, Child Care Licensing, 2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 32.458, 32nd floor, Atlanta, GA 30303-3142; 404-657-5562; Fax: 404-675-8936; {www2.state.GA.us/Departments/DHR/ORS}. The rules and regulations can be found at

Visit: www2.state.GA.us/Departments/DHR/ORS/cclrules.htm

400 For Each Course

Infant/Toddler Stipend is a $400 stipend awarded to infant and toddler teachers/providers for each course successfully completed towards the infant and Toddler Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) at a Georgia technical college. The Infant and Toddler TCC is Georgia’s first statewide formal academic certificate for infant and toddler teachers and has been made possible with funding from DHR. For more information and a stipend application contact Quality Assist, Inc., 17 Executive Park Dr., Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30329; 404-325-2225; 866-325-1993 (toll-free)

Visit: www.qassist.com

8000 for Start up and Monthly Payments

Georgia provides a voluntary statewide pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds. The purpose of the program is to provide full day, five days per week, 36 weeks a year program to eligible four-year-olds. The Office of School Readiness provides centers with assistance through money for start-up and monthly payments, training and other resources. Office of School Readiness, 10 Park Place South, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-656-5957; 1-888-4GA-PREK; Fax: 404-651-7430.

Visit: www.osr.state.ga.us