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HB 527 (BR 1241) - C. Rollins II

     AN ACT relating to preschool education grants and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 157 to establish the Strong Start Kentucky Program as a grant program administered by the Early Childhood Development Authority to develop collaborative models of preschool education for unserved children living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level; require collaboration among all community providers; require administrative regulations to define the eligible applicants; require the authority to study the long-term need and projected cost of serving all three and four year old children by the 2011-2012 school year and report its findings to the Legislative Research Commission prior to January 1, 2010; establish the Strong Start Kentucky Restricted Fund to be administered by the Early Childhood Development Authority to allot grants to provide collaborative models of community-based preschool for unserved children.

     Feb 23-introduced in House
     Feb 24-to Education (H)
     Feb 27-posted in committee

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