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Nevada Ready! State Pre-Kindergarten (NR!PK) Education Program

Grants to Nevada School Districts and Organizations for
Pre-K Programming for Children from Low-Income Families

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Nevada Department of Education (NDE)

Conf. Date:

03/27/19

Deadline Date:

05/01/19 5:00 PM PST Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Nevada nonprofits, school districts, and charter schools for comprehensive pre-Kindergarten programming, with an emphasis on programs that serve low-income families. Funding for the current cycle is intended for the expansion or establishment of programs that provide full-day services specifically for 4-year-old children at 200% or below of the Federal Poverty Level.

Required program elements include teacher qualifications, eligibility, intensity, curriculum, class size, evaluation, family engagement, comprehensive services, inclusion, and equal access. For additional information, see: http://www.doe.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/ndedoenvgov/content/Grants/2019/NevadaReadyPreKApplication.pdf#page=8

A key component of the evaluation is the assessment of quality indicators of program delivery and program outcomes to describe the projects and evaluate their effectiveness. Legislation directs the NDE to develop statewide performance and outcome indicators to measure the effectiveness of ECE programs. Per legislation, the indicators must include:
- Measures of the developmental progress of children before and after their completion of the program;
- Measures of family engagement in the program before and after completion of the program.

In addition to the required program components, programs should also plan for adequate administrative supports. These include:
- Internal Coach: this person works closely with the QRIS coach to support teachers in developing and maintaining appropriate pre-K environments and effective instructional strategies
- Family Engagement: this person facilitates implementation of the family engagement survey and development of the family engagement plan. In addition, this person will coordinate activities to appropriately and effectively engage and support families
- Outreach and Enrollment: this person is charged with informing families and the community about the program, building and maintaining enrollment and maintaining proper eligibility documentation
- Data and Assessment: this person is responsible for gathering and submitting required data, reports and documentation. This person also facilitates any state and locally required assessment processes.

Budget emphasis should be placed on staff salaries and benefits, necessary classroom/curriculum/assessment supplies, and required travel.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181161

Estimated Size of Grant:

It is anticipated that the Nevada Pre-Kindergarten Education programs will be funded at a minimum of previous funding levels; however, this is a preliminary estimate.
- Children who are not eligible for funding from other sources (Non-Braided): $8,000 per child
- Children who are eligible for NR!PK and other ECE programs (Braided): $4,000 per child
- New Classroom Supplements: up to $25,000 per new classroom
- Small District and Private Provider Supplement: up to $75,000/sub-grantee
- Year Round Supplement: up to $2,700 per child

Term of Contract:

Funding Period is July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Funding for the second year (FY 2021) of the biennium is conditioned upon the successful completion of FY 2020, which includes meeting the identified goals and objectives for FY 2020, and the submission and approval of the required continuing application for FY 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This competitive grant application process is open to school districts, charter schools and nonprofit organizations that meet the required criteria.

Child care centers are also encouraged to apply. However, individual centers should not submit an individual application. Instead, they should contact local school districts or an approved non-profit organization who will submit a consolidated application. Contact Jessamy Sevilla for a list of eligible non-profit organizations.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on March 27, 2019, at 2:00 PM, via Lifesize video conferencing software. You may join the meeting via video or phone.

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Connect from a Lifesize conference room system by dialing 7190238 with the keypad.
Call in by phone: US: +1-844-572-5683 extension 7190238

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received in the Office of Early Learning and Development no later than 5:00 p.m. PST, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Timeline:
- March 2019: Applications available
- March 27, 2019: Technical Assistance webinar, 2:00 PM (voluntary)
- May 1, 2019: Application due by 5:00 PM
- May 9, 2019: Applications Reviewed
- June 7, 2019: Negotiate services & budget with programs recommended for funding
- June 14, 2019: Award notifications
- July 1, 2019: Subgrant documents and funds based on projected enrollment distributed
- December 1, 2019: December 1 seat count date; funding allocations adjusted based on actual enrollment
- June 15, 2020: Desk audits/monitoring and submission and approval of End of Year progress report and the FY21 budget and continuing application
- June 30, 2020: End of Project Year
- August 15, 2020: Annual Final Financial Budget Report due

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online at ePage:
http://epage.doe.nv.gov/user/signin.aspx?ccipSessionKey=636880749093284200

Applications may also be submitted electronically to:
Stacey Joyner, Education Programs Professional
sjoyner@doe.nv.gov
775.687.5950

Jessamy Sevilla
jsevilla@doe.nv.gov

Office of Early Learning and Development
Nevada Department of Education
755 N. Roop Street, Suite 107
Carson City, NV 89701

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USA: Nevada