Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

Annual Allocational UPK Application:
2014-2015 NYS Universal Prekindergarten Program


Application in PDF PDF icon (345 KB) | Application in Word Word document icon (212 KB)

Purpose of Program

The primary purpose of this program is to provide four-year-old students with an opportunity to access high-quality prekindergarten programs that will provide the foundation to help prepare them for future school success.

Eligible Applicants

District allocations are determined by a state aid formula prescribed in legislation, using data supplied to SED by each district.  Eligible districts and their allocations are listed on the Statewide Prekindergarten Programs website: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/upk/

Two or more eligible districts may submit a joint application. Special instructions apply to joint applications.  

Application Due Date

One original application and one original and two copies of the FS-20 budget must be postmarked by Friday, July 11, 2014 and submitted to:

New York State Education Department
Office of Grants Management
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

Attn: Universal Prekindergarten Application


Questions regarding the UPK application may be directed to the Early Learning Team by email at oel@mail.nysed.gov.

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF PDF icon (345 KB) | Application in Word Word document icon (212 KB)

Original Grant Application Posting Date: April 30, 2014

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Last Updated: June 5, 2014