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A Map to the Treasures of the WYQC Website
March 22, 2016
Got Money?
Grants and Scholarships for Training
Let’s chat
How can training help your
Business?
Objectives
Got Money?
Grants and Scholarships for Training
At the end of this hour you will:
• Know how to apply for grant...
Got Money?
Grants and Scholarships for Training
What Is It?
Child care workforce development
and public awareness initiati...
Got Money?
Grants and Scholarships for Training
What Does WY Quality Counts! Provide?
Scholarships and grants
• $2000 for ...
Got Money?
Grants and Scholarships for Training
What Does WY Quality Counts! Provide?
Training
• business management,
• le...
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
A SCHOLARSHIP AND A GRANT?
Got Money?
Grants and Scholarships for Training
SCHOLARSHIPS are...
Got Money?
Grants and Scholarships for Training
Have you used the
grant or scholarship
funds before?
Got Money?
Grants and Scholarships for Training
If yes, how was
your experience?
If no, why not?
Grants Timeline
Training Date: December 13, 2014
Registration for Training Due: November 21, 2014
Application Due: August ...
Scholarship Timeline
Semester Start Date: January 13, 2014
Application Due: September 25, 2013 to November 29, 2013
1. Nov...
Got Money?
Grants and Scholarships for Training
Paperwork after training
The following receipts are required:
Receipt to ...
Got Money?
Grants and Scholarships for Training
Other Paperwork
Final Report Documentation
 WY Quality Counts! survey (du...
Scholarship Details
Scholarships are for the Child Development
Associate (CDA) certification or a college
degree.
 Early ...
Where do I find the forms?
• Website URL: wyqualitycounts.org
• Forms can be downloaded in MS Word or PDF format
• Applica...
WY Quality Counts! Program
Materials for Public Awareness
Got Money?
Grants and Scholarships for Training
All the WY Quali...
Got Money?
Grants and Scholarships for Training
Have you used any of the WY
Quality Counts! materials?
If yes, how
If no, ...
Thank You
For more information visit www.wyqualitycounts.org
Denise Steele and Robbin Solvang
614 South Greeley Highway
Ch...
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A Map to the Treasures of the WYQC Website

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If you are a Wyoming Child Care Provider, WY Quality Counts offers grants and scholarships through their website. This slideshow will give guidance on this and other resources. Learn more at http://wyqualitycounts.org/

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A Map to the Treasures of the WYQC Website

  1. 1. A Map to the Treasures of the WYQC Website March 22, 2016
  2. 2. Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training Let’s chat How can training help your Business?
  3. 3. Objectives Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training At the end of this hour you will: • Know how to apply for grants and scholarships with the WY Quality Counts Program • Have an understanding of the timelines and deadlines for applications • Know how to navigate the WYQC website • Know who to contact with questions
  4. 4. Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training What Is It? Child care workforce development and public awareness initiative created in 2006 by the Wyoming State Legislature – fully operational in 2007.
  5. 5. Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training What Does WY Quality Counts! Provide? Scholarships and grants • $2000 for completion of a CDA • $1000 per semester for tuition, fees, books • Up to 150 credit hours • $1000 per FY for professional development training • July 1 • Covers mileage, airfare, hotel, meals, registration
  6. 6. Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training What Does WY Quality Counts! Provide? Training • business management, • leadership, • literacy to child care business owners, staff, and parents Public Awareness • Promote quality interacts • Outreach materials
  7. 7. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SCHOLARSHIP AND A GRANT? Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training SCHOLARSHIPS are used for: • A person that is seeking a credential or degree • A class that will last for more than 6 weeks Scholarships are paid directly to the college or university GRANTS are used for: • A one-time training • A sequence of trainings that last less than 6 weeks GRANTS are paid directly to the child care provider – not the trainer APPLICATIONS MUST BE TO WYQC BETWEEN 110 DAYS AND 45 DAYS BEFORE THE SEMESTER OR TRAINING START DATE!
  8. 8. Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training Have you used the grant or scholarship funds before?
  9. 9. Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training If yes, how was your experience? If no, why not?
  10. 10. Grants Timeline Training Date: December 13, 2014 Registration for Training Due: November 21, 2014 Application Due: August 25, 2014 to October 29, 2014 1. October 28 – Application received by WYQC 2. November 7 – Contract sent to Attorney General 3. November 14 – Contract signed by Attorney General 4. November 17 – Contract mailed to applicant 5. November 24 – Contract returned to WYQC with signature 6. November 26 – Contract signed by DWS Director 7. December 8 – Payment sent to grant recipient Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training NOTE: Attorney General has up to 30 days before the contract must be returned to WY Quality Counts!
  11. 11. Scholarship Timeline Semester Start Date: January 13, 2014 Application Due: September 25, 2013 to November 29, 2013 1. November 11 – Application received by WYQC 2. November 22 – Contract sent to Attorney General 3. December 2 – Contract signed by Attorney General 4. December 4 – Contract mailed to applicant 5. December 13 – Contract returned to WYQC with signature 6. December 17 – Contract signed by DWS Director 7. January 3 – College notified of scholarship recipient Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training NOTE: Attorney General has up to 30 days before the contract must be returned to WY Quality Counts!
  12. 12. Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training Paperwork after training The following receipts are required: Receipt to show payment for training (registration fee) Motel receipt Air fare receipt Shuttle, baggage fees or taxi (if listed on application) No receipts are needed for meals or gas.
  13. 13. Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training Other Paperwork Final Report Documentation  WY Quality Counts! survey (due no later than 45 days after completion of training)  Mandatory Employment hours (100 or 250 hours due on or before due date in contract)  Verification of completion of training (STARS record or certificate of completion)  Receipts previously listed.
  14. 14. Scholarship Details Scholarships are for the Child Development Associate (CDA) certification or a college degree.  Early childhood field.  Employment hours required  Proof of enrollment required  Grades required  WY Quality Counts! survey required Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training
  15. 15. Where do I find the forms? • Website URL: wyqualitycounts.org • Forms can be downloaded in MS Word or PDF format • Application Due Date Calculator Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training
  16. 16. WY Quality Counts! Program Materials for Public Awareness Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training All the WY Quality Counts! material is for adult-to-child interactions that promote healthy growth and development can be shared with parents and families. Currently we have:  Field Guides  Activity Books  Growth Charts  Calendars These can be ordered online or call Robbin at 307-777-2480.
  17. 17. Got Money? Grants and Scholarships for Training Have you used any of the WY Quality Counts! materials? If yes, how If no, why not?
  18. 18. Thank You For more information visit www.wyqualitycounts.org Denise Steele and Robbin Solvang 614 South Greeley Highway Cheyenne, WY 82002 307-777-2439 Or 307-777-2480

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