Two organizations providing services to those especially vulnerable during COVID-19 have been awarded SEEC Resiliency Fund grants: Literacy NY and
Jay’s Day Care.
SEEC Resiliency Funds, along with other recent donations, have helped restore Literacy NY’s Schoharie County-wide program. In recognition of its workforce development impacts, SEEC’s Enterprise Investment Committee recommended the SEEC Board Directors approve a grant to underwrite the continuation of the local program and to launch a new initiative that matches local mentors with school district families having difficulty with the COVID transition to at-home learning. SEEC and the Schoharie County Community Action Program collaboratively encouraged local day care providers to apply for Resiliency Funds.
The first childcare awardee is Jay’s Day Care in Sharon Springs, which services 16 children and a dozen families. SEEC Resiliency Funds will be used to make improvements to the daycare facility, upgrading safety measures and purchase of additional cleaning