HAZARD — The Perry County Community Foundation has awarded $5,000 to the Leslie Knott Letcher Perry (LKLP) Community Action Council in September, for the Eastern Streams Community Early Childhood Council. This grant will support early childhood education in Southeastern Kentucky.
The LKLP Community Action Council is a community action service and planning agency. Its mission is to develop to the fullest potential the human and natural resources in the four county area in Southeastern Kentucky.
This grant provides matching funds for a $40,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood. It will fund a regional conference with trainings for parents and child care providers that will improve early childhood education.
“This grant has a great impact on the quality of early childhood education,” said Tawny Hogg, Program Development Director of LKLP. “Every center that qualifies receives a portion of the money and is able to use that money for improving their center, so it impacts every child that attends each of those centers.”
The Perry County Community Foundation has been investing in the local community since 2009. It has supported local organizations with over $1,000,000 in grants. The Foundation is dedicated to investing assets in our communities for a strong, healthy, and sustainable region.
Additional grant recipients this year include the Challenger Learning Center, the Housing Development Alliance, Hazard Perry County Community Ministries, InVision Hazard, Northfork Local Foods, and Teach for America. To learn more about the Perry County Community Foundation and to apply for a grant, visit http://www.appalachianky.org/apply.html.
The mission of Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky is to be a catalyst for community collaboration and charitable giving; to create permanent endowment funds as a sustaining resource to improve quality of life and place in Eastern Kentucky. Their office is in Chavies.