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Additional Grants for the Expanded Prekindergarten for Three- and Four-Year Old Students (EPK Round 4) School Year 2019–20

Grants to New York School Districts to Increase
PreK Programming for High-Need Populations

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New York State Education Department (NYSED)

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09/18/19 Postmarked


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Grants to New York school districts to expand the availability of quality PreK programming. Applicants must submit a letter of intent before applying. Strong preference will be given to districts that qualify as high-need. Funding will enable school districts to implement new full-day PreK placements, transition existing half-day placements to full-day placements, or create new half-day placements for three and/or four-year-old students.

A strong preference for funding will be given to high need districts, especially those that currently do not offer a state funded prekindergarten program.  To be eligible for funding to serve three-year old students, the district must have an equal or greater number of slots available for four-year-old students.
This prekindergarten grant program will promote program quality by requiring grantees to adopt approved quality indicators within two years, including valid and reliable measures of environmental quality, the quality of teacher-student interactions and student outcomes. In addition, awardees must ensure that any such assessment of child outcomes will not be used to make high stakes educational decisions for individual children.
For additional details on program requirements, see pages 3-7 of the Announcement document:

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GrantWatch ID#: 158811

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For purposes of this grant, no school district shall receive more than forty percent (40%) of the total grant funds. Further, no grantee may receive final payment that exceeds the total actual expenditures incurred by the district.

Applicants must use the Grant Calculator in Appendix C to determine the maximum grant request based on the number of new full-day placements, half-day placements converted to full-day, and/or half-day placements to be created and the adjusted grant for Year One based on the number of days the program will be in operation.

Year One grant awards for winning school districts will be based on the number of days in which students are to be served. The grant payable will be reduced by 1/180th for each day less than 180 that the program is in operation.

Term of Contract:

Project Period Initial period: July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

In the 2020-2021 school year and thereafter, each grantee’s award will be consolidated with the district’s Universal Prekindergarten allocation as specified in Section 3602-e of Education Law, subject to an available appropriation in the State budget for this purpose and provided that the grantee has met all requirements of this grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All public school districts are eligible to apply.

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.

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. Appendix F provides a list of the high need school districts.

For purposes of this grant, charter schools and BOCES are not included in the definition of public schools and are not eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Submission Instructions:

- August 16, 2019: Questions due to the Department
- August 23, 2019: Questions & Answers are posted to the Department’s website
- August 30, 2019: Mandatory Notice of Intent due
- September 18, 2019: Application Received by 5pm

All questions must be submitted via E-Mail by close of business August 16, 2019. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted to NYSED Funding Opportunity Web Page ( no later than August 23, 2019.

To assist the Department in planning for the grant review process and expediting the announcement of awards, school districts that intend to submit a proposal must submit a Notice of Intent via email no later than August 30, 2019. The Department will post on its website by September 6, 2019 a list of school districts that submitted the mandatory Notice of Intent to apply for these funds.

Application Due Date: Receipt of 1 original and 3 copies by 5:00 PM September 18, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit questions and LOIs to:

New York State Education Department
Attn: Additional Grants for Expanded Prekindergarten for Three-and Four-Year-Old Students in High-Need School Districts
Office of Early Learning
89 Washington Avenue
Room 319 EB
Albany, NY 12234

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