9/1/16: CCRC Awarded Emergency Preparedness Grant

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Child Care Resource Center was awarded $165,000 for a two-year project from Child Care Aware® of America, Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies as Resilience Hubs. Two other projects were funded, Child Care Aware of Kansas, Child Care Aware of Minnesota. The goal of this project is to increase the capacity of child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) to serve as resilience hubs in their communities in the event of emergencies or natural disasters. CCRC’s proposal included three goals: (1) Increase preparedness awareness, training opportunities, and resources for Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies in Oklahoma and surrounding states (2) Increase preparedness awareness, training, technical assistance and resources for early care and learning providers in the Tulsa Metropolitan Area and (3) Strengthen relationships with the community preparedness organizations throughout Oklahoma. CCRC will provide train the trainer opportunities to other Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies across Oklahoma and surrounding states utilize social media platforms to maximize the number of people reached.