EP Global Communications, Inc . (EPGL), (the Company), (Pink Sheets: EPGL), ( www.eparent.com), the parent company of Exceptional Parent ( EP) magazine, is pleased to announce that a contract has been signed with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Family Readiness Division. As per the agreement, EPGL will deliver customized products and services to USMC families caring for loved ones with disabilities and special needs, augmenting the efforts of the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) of the USMC.
The Statement of Work for this contact is for the development and production of Training and Presentation materials designed specifically for the USMC EFMP, by EPGL. The primary purpose of the Marine Corps EFMP is to ensure a continuum of care for eligible Marine Corps family members. By helping families with special needs and maximizing the provision of services, the quality of life provided to the Marine Corps family is enhanced while meeting the mission of the USMC. The training modules, presentation materials and associated deliverables - which include EP Digital and books from the EP Bookstore - will meet the policy requirements for EFMP and will support EFMP staff members in the delivery of standardized classes and workshops. EPGL has developed deliverables that reflect best practices in instructional design and will utilize existing resource materials and guidance provided from the Marine Corps as the foundation for the EFMP Curriculum.
The aggregate value of this contract is substantial with payments to EPGL over the next several months. Work on the project began immediately upon signing and EPGL’s President and CEO and Chief Financial Officer are currently in Quantico, Virginia meeting with the USMC’s contracting officers to get a first hand, clear-cut understanding of all facets of this program.
“This contract signing is a huge development for EPGL,” stated President and CEO, Joe Valenzano. “For several years now we have dedicated a great deal of our editorial and educational resources at EP to members of the armed services and their families. Thanks to the relationships we have built with professional medical societies as well as consumer advocacy groups around the country, we are uniquely positioned with the tools, information, and access to resources to assist in helping military families and now – in working with the USMC – we will be able to consistently and thoroughly deliver needed support. It is particularly gratifying to be able to help those who have done so much for all of us.”