Expanded Pre-Kindergarten

Purpose: The purpose of Additional Grants for Expanded Prekindergarten for Three- and Four-Year Old Students in High Need School Districts is to increase the availability of high-quality prekindergarten placements for high need children and schools within New York State. A school district is considered high need if it has a Needs Resource Index of 0.75 or higher, as most recently calculated by the State Education Department or if it is a high-need school district based on the State Education Department’s most recent calculation of the Need Resource Category.

Eligibility: All public schools

Priority:  Due to the highly competitive nature of this grant, a strong preference for funding will be given to high need districts, especially those that currently do not offer a state funded prekindergarten program.

Mandatory Notice of Intent Due: August 30, 2019 – you can not apply if you don’t do this.

Due Date:  Received by NYSED by September 18, 2019

For More Information:  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/2019-20-epk-expansion-grant-round-4/home.html

Analysis:  It is not recommended to apply, unless you are a high-need district and preference category 1 or 2.  If you are preference category 2 and only have less than 5 need and current grant use points it is also advised you don’t apply.

If Interested: Please contact Chris Semler at Chris.Semler@wflboces.org or 585-200-2568 to discuss you need points, current grant use points, preference category, and per student rate.