KEYC - SMIF Announces Early Childhood Grant Recipients

SMIF Announces Early Childhood Grant Recipients

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Early Childhood centers across Southern Minnesota receive grants from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation to improve their facilities and programs. SMIF approved nine grants totaling around $125,000. The grant money is meant to help meet the needs of children age five and under, along with their families. One recipient is the Exchange Center for Family Unity based in Owatonna which will receive $20,000 to meet the increasing need for an in-home parenting service. Early Childhood facilities in Lake Crystal, New Prague, and Watonwan also received money.