05 MayGood news for EYMs … government announces new grants
ELAA has been advised by the Victorian Department of Education and Training of a new one-off grant to be made available to Victorian Early Years Managers (EYMs). The grants will assist EYM services running or commencing a funded Three-Year-Old program and are a direct result of ELAA’s advocacy to government on behalf of EYMs.
The new grants will support EYM services to undertake change management activity in 2021 across key areas of the Three-Year-Old Kindergarten reform, including program delivery, awareness and workforce utilisation. The grants recognise that many EYMs are doing this work already, and the government is keen to support their efforts.
The total quantum of grants on offer to EYMs is $3m. The amount offered per EYM will depend on the number and type of services that they manage, and will be in accordance with the Service Agreement and terms and conditions agreed with the Department.
The Department will be corresponding with all EYMs with details of the grant and a request to return an acceptance form by COB on Friday 7 May in order to progress the payment.