CARES Plus - Request for Application - Round 2

CARES Plus is a professional development program targeting early educators working with children ages 0 to 5. The program objectives are as follows:

  • Increase teacher effectiveness by improving the quality of interaction with children
  • Help teachers to develop professionally through educational advancement
  • Retain qualified teachers in the Early Childhood Education field
  • Provide smoking cessation training to inform participants and encourage them to share information and resources with families and staff

On October 17, 2012, the State Commission approved up to $14 million per year for CARES Plus for three years (July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2016)

CARES Plus - Round 2 Intent to Award

CARES Plus - Round 2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

CARES Plus - Round 2 RFA

For archival purposes, the CARES Plus Round 2 RFA may be downloaded by selecting this link.  You may need WinZip or Winrar to open this compressed file.

CARES Plus - Round 2 RFA Webinar Powerpoint Presentations

CARES Plus Round 2 County Call/Webinar July 29, 2013

CARES Plus - Round 2 Gearing Up Webinar April 22, 2013

CARES Plus - Round 2 Information Webinar March 19, 2013