SMIF provides up to $20,000 to launch new early childhood development programs/projects that inspire collaboration and demonstrate results. Applications for 2016 are due March 21. For more information please contact Jennifer Heien, Grants Coordinator, at 507-455-3215 or

Incentive Grant Guidelines
*Guidelines are subject to change when grant round opens.


Incredible Years Training

The Waseca County Early Childhood Initiative received $6,400 to implement an Incredible Years parenting group for families needing additional support The trainings provided to families would promote parent competencies and work to strengthen families. This approach offers a promising opportunity to offer intervention for very young children. With the additional support of a parenting group, Waseca children will be on a successful development trajectory to achieve lifelong accomplishments.


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