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The Gravely Group Helps Head Start Agencies Transition After Winning Recompetition

Head Start StaffThe Gravely Group has been very busy during the month of June. As Head Start programs begin to transition with new grant awards, the question came up about Policy Councils. The Knowledge Management consultants assisted a Head Start program that was going through this particular dilemma.

If an existing head start program has now won its re-competition decision, however it will receive a new funding amount and a new federal grant number, are they considered a new Grantee? Well, according to the federal government, yes. Therefore the Policy Council needed to launch again with only parents of children who would be eligible in the new school year. The Gravely Group was requested to support this transition.

With the assistance of Knowledge Management the Head Start program constructed:

  • New methods of parents participation
  • Updated by-laws for transitional Policy Council
  • Guidance on federal regulations
  • and performance standards around new grantee and Policy Council protocols
  • Program governance transitional training for the Policy Council

During the last Policy Council meeting of the school year, all information was presented to the Policy Council. This was an eye opening experience for the Gravely Group. We thank the staff and Policy Council members of the Head Start Program for being so amenable to our recommendations.

Melvin Gravely also the Parliamentarian for the National for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences which met this June. Founded in 1957, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Public Service and Technology. NATAS is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within these sectors of television industry.

As the Knowledge Management consultants division of the Gravely Group grows, please look for more exciting information about our training opportunities.

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