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Prekindergarten for Three-Year Old Students in High-Need School Districts (3PK)
School Year 2016-2017
Announcement of Funding Opportunity


RECENT UPDATES

  • Update 8/8/16:  DEADLINE EXTENDED:  Prekindergarten for Three-Year Old Students in High-Need School Districts (3PK) Grant Opportunity

The Office of Early Learning has received inquiries from several districts that missed the deadline for submitting a Notice of Intent to apply for the  Prekindergarten for Three-Year Old Students in High-Need School Districts (3PK) grant.  Based on the number and circumstances of these districts, the Department has decided to extend the deadline for submission of the mandatory Notice of Intent. Notices of Intent should be submitted to PREKRFP@nysed.gov no later than August 12, 2016.

The Department will post on its website by August 16, 2016 a revised list of school districts that submitted the mandatory Notice of Intent to apply for these funds. This is the last opportunity for interested districts to submit a Notice of Intent.

Only those districts meeting the eligibility criteria stated in the Request for Proposals (RFP) are eligible to apply for this grant opportunity.  Appendix G to the RFP provides a list of eligible districts and can be accessed at: Appendix G: Eligible School Districts and Need Narrative Points Adobe PDF

In addition, the deadline for submission of proposals is being extended to September 2, 2016. Please follow the submission instructions set forth in the RFP.

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document
Appendix C: Grant Calculator Excel document
Appendix D: Quality Self-Assessment Form Word document
Appendix E: Quality Improvement Action Plan Form Word document
Appendix F: Collaboration Variance Request Word document
Appendix G: Eligible School Districts and Need Narrative Points Adobe PDF
(Appendices A-B: Included in Application Document)
Questions and Answers Adobe PDF – Posted 7/8/16
Revised List of School Districts Submitting Notice of Intent Adobe PDF – Posted 8/16/16
2016 Award List Adobe PDF

Legislative Authority and Purpose of Grant Funds

Chapter 53, Section 1 of the Laws of 2016 appropriates $22 million for prekindergarten grants to establish new full-day prekindergarten placements, convert existing half-day placements to full-day, or create new half-day placements for three- year old students, and be designated for high need children in low wealth school districts.

Purpose of Grant

The purpose of the Prekindergarten for Three-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.

Project Period

Initial period: July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

Grantees will have the opportunity to renew funding on an annual basis for the following school year and thereafter subject to the achievement of performance targets and the annual appropriation of funds in the State budget for this purpose. The project period for subsequent awards will be one year from July 1st through June 30th.

Eligible Applicants

A school district is eligible to apply for this grant if it has a Need Resource Index within the top 50 percent of all school districts, 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 G lists the school districts eligible to apply and corresponding Need Narrative points.

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

Amount of Funding

The New York State Education Department will award up to $22 million to fund grants for the 2016-2017 school year and each school year thereafter subject to the achievement of performance targets and the availability of annual appropriations.

Mandatory Notice of Intent

Revised List of School Districts Submitting Notice of Intent Adobe PDF – Posted 8/16/16

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 to PREKRFP@nysed.gov  no later than August 12, 2016. The Department will post on its website by August 16, 2016 a list of school districts that submitted the mandatory Notice of Intent to apply for these funds.

UPDATE 8/8/16: The Office of Early Learning has received inquiries from several districts that missed the deadline for submitting a Notice of Intent to apply for the  Prekindergarten for Three-Year Old Students in High-Need School Districts (3PK) grant.  Based on the number and circumstances of these districts, the Department has decided to extend the deadline for submission of the mandatory Notice of Intent. Notices of Intent should be submitted to PREKRFP@nysed.gov no later than August 12, 2016.

The Department will post on its website by August 16, 2016 a revised list of school districts that submitted the mandatory Notice of Intent to apply for these funds. This is the last opportunity for interested districts to submit a Notice of Intent.

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers Adobe PDF – Posted 7/8/16

All questions must be submitted via E-Mail to PREKRFP@nysed.gov by close of business July 6, 2016.  A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted here no later than July 11, 2016.

Application Due Date

Submit 1 original and 3 copies postmarked by September 2, 2016, to:

New York State Education Department
Attn:  Prekindergarten for Three-Year Old Students in High Need School Districts
Grants Management
89 Washington Avenue
Room 475 EBA
Albany, NY 12234  

Applications are also required to be submitted to the Department via email to PREKRFP@nysed.gov. The file format can be in PDF or in Word/Excel. The subject line of the email should read as follows: RFP GC 16-014, [NAME] and [the legal name of applicant school district].

Appendices

Appendix A:          Standard Clauses for New York State Contracts
Appendix A-1 G:   General Assurances
Appendix B:          Statement of Assurances
Appendix C:          Grant Calculator
Appendix D:          Quality Self-Assessment Form
Appendix E:          Quality Improvement Action Plan Form
Appendix F:          Collaboration Variance Request
Appendix G:         Eligible School Districts and Need Narrative Points

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document
Appendix C: Grant Calculator Excel document
Appendix D: Quality Self-Assessment Form Word document
Appendix E: Quality Improvement Action Plan Form Word document
Appendix F: Collaboration Variance Request Word document
Appendix G: Eligible School Districts and Need Narrative Points Adobe PDF
(Appendices A-B: Included in Application Document)
Questions and Answers Adobe PDF – Posted 7/8/16
Revised List of School Districts Submitting Notice of Intent Adobe PDF – Posted 8/16/16


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Last Updated: November 9, 2016