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The impetus for this guide and the work it reflects originated with the establishment of USDA's "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" (KYF2) Initiative. Launched in 2009, the mission of KYF2 is to strengthen the critical connection between farmers and consumers and support local and regional food systems. As such, it is closely aligned with the broader mission of USDA to support agriculture, rural development, and healthy nutrition. While there is no office, staff, or budget dedicated to KYF2, Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan chairs a task force of USDA employees representing every agency within the Department in order to break down bureaucratic silos, develop commonsense solutions for communities and farmers, and foster new partnerships inside USDA and across the country.
We consider a food sector "innovation" to be a discrete program, project, or policy that relies on a new business model, or provides new products and services that either deliver or have the potential to deliver significant socioeconomic, health and nutrition, and environmental benefits, with an emphasis on economic development. These can include healthy foods produced entirely in or near a city as well as foods that are produced sustainably, using growing methods that protect and restore the natural environment. Regarding "local food," there are almost as many definitions as there are cities. No single definition, whether based on a geographic boundary or a specific distance, works in each and every city. Thus, the pursuit of a universal definition is of limited value for the purposes of this Roadmap. By comparison, the values of producing food in urban regions are diverse, including the creation of a more self-sufficient food system that is better insulated from global conditions, albeit more connected to local ones. Regardless of where food is grown, caught, or raised, cities can garner most of the economic benefits by expanding the number of local ventures that add value to food through processing, distribution, marketing, service, and sales.
Since too few children are able to access to good preschool, the Cincinnati decided to add funding source for preschool and K-12 education. High costs of preschools make less family afford it and the school is not enough to serve all children in Ohio. By combining public and pricate programs, Cincinnati will have enough programs for children. The preschool is important for children's future and the overall well-being of the society.
Ohio state funds for child care program to improve children's care. Child care costs a large portion of parents' budget and child care is closly related to child's future development and the society. To improve the quality of child care, the state ohio set a certification program to rate child care based on teach and administrator's quaility.
The ordinance orders a sales and use tax referendum be held on November 6, 2012 on whether or not to authorize the City Council to levy a one-eighth of one percent sales tax within the City of San Antonio for a maximum period of eight years for the purpose of financing authorized programs for early childhood development and education services for the development of math, reading, and life long learning skills and the promotion of literacy skills to be implemented and developed by the San Antonio Early Childhood Education Municipal Development Corporation pursuant to Chapter 379A, Texas Local Government Code. The early childhood plan is referred to as: Pre-K for SA.
This referendum authorizes the San Antonio City Council to levy a one-eighth of one percent sales tax for a maximum of eight years for the purposes of financing early childhood education in San Antonio.
The fact sheet outlines the partnership created between Goldman Sachs, J.B. Pritzker, the United Way of Salt Lake to expand the Utah High Quality Preschool Program with the use of social impact bonds, which generate pay-for-success payments when certain goals are reached.
This ordinance establishes the Denver Education Compact fund for the purpose of handling financial transactions related to the Denver Education Compact program.
The report covers a longitudinal study by Voices for Utah Children, in partnership with Granite School District (GSD) Preschool Services, and with support from the United Way of Salt Lake and Goldman Sachs Bank USA. The study focused on the outcomes associated with 3 cohorts of 4 year olds in 11 schools most impacted by poverty attending the Granite School District\'s high quality Title I preschool program beginning in SY06-07. The study tracked the special education use of children from the 3 cohorts who tested as potentially eligible for special education services at 4 years old to determine how many of these children required special education services in kindergarten through the 3rd grade. Academic achievement data for all the children in the 3 cohorts was also collected to determine if the GSD preschool program has been successful in closing achievement gap through elementary school. Research shows that at-risk children who attend high quality preschool programs use special education services at significantly reduced rates in kindergarten through the 12th grade as those at-risk children who do not attend a high quality preschool. This reduction in special education use is a cost savings to the state and federal government. The report shows that early results from the Granite School District in Utah are promising. The data shows that significant cost savings - approximately $1 million - in special education have been achieved over the three year period. Had the sustainable financing model been implemented in SY06, an additional 736 children could have been served over the three years with the state cost savings, effectively doubling access to the Title I preschool program (not withstanding capacity issues) for at-risk children.
Title IV of this act creates the Community Schools Incentive Initiative, which will award multi-year grants to create community schools. A community school is a public and private partnership in a public or charter school that coordinates educational, developmental, family, health, and after-school-care programs for students, families, and local communities. The act requires the Mayor to create an advisory committee that will help create program performance measures, participate in the grantee selection process, and identify potential funding sources. The act also specifies requirements for the grant applications.