Perry County Community Foundation Implementation Grant Update

Overview

The Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Community Leadership Implementation Grant Opportunity in Perry County is focused on addressing concerns related to the cycle of poverty.  The Perry County Community Foundation will be partnering with Lincoln Hills Development Corporation and Perry Childcare & Preschool to support the expansion of current initiatives.  For Lincoln Hills Development Corporation (LHDC), the project includes conducting training for staff and community members on the 2Gen Approach to ensure both generations of a family make progress together.  This project will consist of collaborating with professionals, employees of LHDC, and community leaders and members to provide the necessary resources and knowledge to better serve our community.  For Perry Childcare & Preschool, the project includes exploring the expansion of services.  In order to properly explore the expansion of services, a Business Coaching and Feasibility study will take place to evaluate expansion options, as well as the hiring of a financial consultant to conduct an overall audit and to develop/ streamline procedures to ensure timely/ accurate collection of tuition/ fees and tracking of expenses.  Lastly, the grant also includes the transportation and attendance at the Evansville Christian Life Center’s Poverty & Potential Workshops to gain insight, tools, relationships, and perspectives on ways to better support those living in poverty in Perry County.

Collaborating Organizations

Implementation grant recipients:  Lincoln Hills Development Corporation, Perry Childcare & Preschool

Activity Update

As of April 2021, Perry Preschool & Childcare were able to hire an outside financial consultant to conduct an overall financial audit and to develop/ streamline procedures to ensure timely/ accurate collection of tuition/ fees and tracking of expenses.  In addition, Perry Childcare & Preschool began working with Transform Consulting Group on its Business Coaching and Feasibility Study specifically focusing on improving the overall management structure.