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LENA Grow Launch Funds

At LENA, we know resources and budgets are more constrained than ever as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. In response, our funders have stepped up to help fund the launch of new LENA Grow partnerships. Like us, our funders believe that interactions with children matter and that supporting those who are caring for children is essential right now. Not only does LENA have proven outcomes in increasing school readiness, but LENA’s indirect benefits, including increasing caregiver capacity and self-efficacy while lowering caregiver stress, support the overall well-being of children.

Launch funds, available by application until June 30th, 2020, will offset a significant portion of the costs to implement LENA Grow. They will enable partners to get started and to scale incrementally as they are able to secure more funding. Through working with hundreds of partners across the country, LENA’s data-driven feedback and strengths-based coaching have helped programs support teachers and caregivers and improve outcomes for young children. 

To learn more about LENA Grow, please read through the LENA Grow Proposal before proceeding to the application.

To read about LENA Grow's adaptations for COVID-19, please see our recommendations for virtual coaching.

What does the funding cover?
  • LENA Grow One-Time Start-Up Fee
  • LENA Grow starter set of devices and vests

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2020. Grantees will plan to launch LENA Grow coaching by October 1, 2020.

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