Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #588
New Parent Information Kit Pilot Project
Requester: Ed Feaver Organization: Whole Child Project
Project Title: New Parent Information Kit Pilot Project Date Submitted 1/11/2007 9:33:52 AM
Sponsors: Ausley
Statewide Interest:
Through the creation of a public/private partnership, new parents and parents-to-be in the pilot project areas will receive up-to-date information relative to necessary pre-natal care, and the medical, developmental, social and physical development of their child. Informed parents are better able to make decisions that will have positive influences on their children from health care to development and education.
Recipient: Whole Child Project   Contact: Ed Feaver  
  115 Byrd Road   Contact Phone: (850) 413-0714  
  Quincy 32351   Contact email:
Counties: Leon, Manatee, Martin
Gov't Entity:   Private Organization (Profit/Not for Profit): Yes
Project Description:
Development of a public/private partnership in the pilot areas that will provide current, medically reliable information to new parents and parents-to-be. Funding will help to develop materials, ensure dissemination of age appropriate medical, social, physical and development information and to establish an evaluation procedure to reliably qualify the effectiveness of the provision of this information on the health, welfare and educational development.
Is this a project related to a federal or state declared disaster? No
Measurable Outcome Anticipated:
All new parents and parents-to-be will be provided with information to better understand and care for the needs of their child. Through the evaluation tool, the pilot will study the effectiveness of the provision of this information on the child's long term health, development and educational success.
Amount requested from the State for this project this year: $300,000
Total cost of the project: $300,000
Request has been made to fund: Operations
What type of match exists for this project? None
  Cash Amount $  
Was this project previously funded by the state?   No
Is future-year funding likely to be requested?   No
Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?   No
Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget? No
Is there a documented need for this project? Yes
  Documentation: Pew Partnership Study, 2003, "What Makes a Solution?"
Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?   No
Is this a water project as described in Section 403.885, Laws of Florida?   No