LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg announced the approval of $4.6 million in grants to boost early learning on Tuesday.
Funding comes from the American Rescue plan. Greenberg said the grants will help ensure school readiness, assist parents with their child’s education, expand access to educational therapies, provide free books, build natural play areas and more to aid in the goal of future academic success.
“The grants we are making today are the best investment we can make in the future of our community,” Greenberg said. He also noted that the investments would focus on some communities that have been overlooked in the past, including what he called “New American communities.”
The mayor said the funding would help address three goals: Programs and projects that address COVID-related developmental delays, programs that promote outreach and access to high-quality early learning and the development of natural outdoor learning and play spaces.
“We know learning is about development, and that development needs encouraging, it needs community, and it needs the expertise and passion these folks have for our kids, and we’re very excited to announce these awards that will help with the growth and development of children throughout our city,” Greenberg explained.
Recipients of the grant funding include:
- The National Center for Families Learning
- Metro United Way
- YMCA of Greater Louisville
- The De Paul School
- The Waterfront Development Corporation
- Family & Children’s Place
- Imagination Library of Louisville
- American Community Center