3,398 children enrolled in high-quality early childhood programs
85% of children served achieved developmental milestones
10,526 youth served accessed school and community-based programs and/or individualized support
87% of middle/high school youth served earned passing grades in core subjects
13 policies promoted, enacted, or modified to promote education
FEATURED IMPACT STORY
City Year – Whole School, Whole Child
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PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS
- NEW state funding for the CCAP for children birth through age 3:
- $2.3 million to raise the maximum provider payment rates for the current 15,000 seats (as Louisiana is under corrective action by the federal government to do so)
- $8.9 million for CCAP slots at the new rate, which will fund an additional 1,450 children on the CCAP waitlist
- This leaves 4,050 children remaining who are on the waitlist or authorized and unfunded for CCAP.
- Total new funding for CCAP: $11.2 million
- NEW state funding to sustain the current level of the Pre-K Program:
- $4 million for Pre-K for four-year-olds to replace a federal grant that is ending this school year and fund 800 seats
- These are EXISTING ECE funds that the Louisiana Department of Education will use to cover the remaining Pre-K slots that were funded by the federal grant.
- NEW funding for Early Care and Education in ACT 171 (HB 544), Harrah’s Casino Contract: $3.6 million
- $3.6 million will go to the Louisiana Early Childhood Education Trust Fund if the casino revenues are greater than $60 million (which they have been for every year for the last 10 years except one, in 2017)
- This bill renews the contract of Harrah’s as the land-based casino in New Orleans.