Public Service Announcement
For Immediate Release:
Contact:  Hertford-Northampton Smart Start Partnership for Children
711 Vance Street, Murfreesboro, NC 27855

The Hertford-Northampton Smart Start is accepting proposals for grants providing activities that will offer services to children up to age 5 and their families in Hertford and Northampton counties.  Strong proposals will describe projects designed to provide nurturing and supportive environments and services that allow all families and children to develop socially, emotionally, physically and academically to their fullest potential.  Any interested agency or organization may submit a proposal.

Applicants must be willing to either conduct extensive childcare resource and referrals services which include providing technical assistance and training to promote quality care and education, implement a comprehensive parenting program following the National Parents as Teachers Program using the Foundational & Model Implementation for parents with children birth to age five and in Hertford and Northampton Counties or implement an enhancement program to support the NC Pre-K program.  Applicants must also be able to provide 25% cash/in-kind match.

Applications are available at the Hertford- Northampton Smart Start office and all proposals received by 5:00 pm, March 3, 2022, will be considered.  Grants will be announced in June and funds will be available on July 1, 2021. For more information contact Pamela Riddick-Dickens @ 252-398-4124. Click below to download and print application.


COVID-19 Information

We want to proactively remind residents of the recommended best practices in preventing the spread of this virus and to provide direct links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Below are two links we hope you find useful.



For more information about COVID 19, please visit the CDC website listed below:


Update Caronavirus disease (COVID-19)

As things evolve rapidly with regard to the COVID-19 response here in North Carolina, we inform you that we will be working off site with very limited office hours. At this time, we are planning to return on May 2, 2020, unless we are otherwise notified. We are actively responding to all phone calls and emails, so please feel free to contact us.

Trainings and events have been postponed until further notice.

We pray that you and your family will be safe during this time. Please remember to take all necessary precautions and to stay informed with updates on the COVID-19 virus.