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Georgia applying for federal Pre-K expansion grant

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - State leaders have applied for a federal grant that could affect Pre-K students Georgia.

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has announced that Georgia has applied for a multi-million dollar federal grant to expand the state's nationally recognized Pre-K program in areas of high-need around the state. The four-year grant administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will enable Georgia to develop “Georgia's Pre-K Plus,” offering targeted services to eligible children in high-need communities while ensuring that the Pre-K program remains universal, and any four year old can attend regardless of family income.

The Department of Early Care and Learning applied for the multi-million dollar federal grant. The grant would allow schools to reduce class sizes to 20 kids and give them the ability to have a summer program.

Recipients of the grant will be decided in December.

For more information, go to www.decal.ga.gov.

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