Early Childhood Educator Student Success Grant

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Early Childhood Educator Student Success Grant

Release Date:  May 5, 2022



The Early Childhood Educator Student Success Grant is a non-competitive grant offered by the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) that will provide flexible financial support to meet the unique needs of students enrolled in early childhood education programs of study at New Mexico Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Students enrolled in an accredited college or university seeking to
obtain an associates or bachelor’s degree in early childhood and attending at least six credit hours are eligible for a stipend each semester/trimester. Stipends will be determined by the number of credit hours each student is taking per semester/trimester. The HEIs will administer and distribute the stipend program.

ECECD is offering this grant to support the advancement of a diverse, well-compensated and credentialed workforce through supported pathways for early childhood professionals to obtain an associates or bachelor’s degree. This grant application supports Goal 3 in the New Mexico Early Childhood Strategic Plan 2021-2024.


The Early Childhood Educator Fellowship Grant will be awarded for State fiscal year(s) 2022 and 2023 contingent upon funding availability. ECECD will make every effort to adhere to the following schedule. Dates are subject to change at the discretion of ECECD.

Action Responsible Party Due Date
Grant Opportunity Posting ECECD  May 5, 2022 
Office Hours (3 sessions) ECECD
  • May 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
  • May 18, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.
  • June 3, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Spanish interpretation will be available during the June 3, 2022 office hours. 
Submission of Grant Application  Applicant  June 17, 2022, no later than 3 p.m. 
Evaluation and Award Determination  ECECD  June 20, 2022 – July 8, 2022
Issuance of Grant Award Letters  ECECD  July 15, 2022 

Electronic Submission Due Date:

Completed and signed applications must be emailed with required narrative to ECECD.FederalProgram@state.nm.us no later than 3 p.m. MDST/MST on June 17, 2022. The email, upon receipt by ECECD, will confirm the date and time of receipt. The subject line of the email must state: “Early Childhood Educator Student Success Grant FY23”. LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED  


Questions about the Early Childhood Educator Student Success Grant shall be submitted via email to ECECD.FederalProgram@state.nm.us.


Application for Early Childhood Educator Student Success Grant
  • Uploaded May 5, 2022
  • Fillable PDF Format

Office Hours:

Office Hours occurred May 10 – June 3, 20220. 

Copies of the meeting presentations and June  3, 2022 recording can be found below. 

Office Hours Presentation



Office Hours Recording

Topic: Early Childhood Student Success Grant – Office Hours
Start Time: Jun 3, 2022 11:54 AM

Zoom Meeting Recording: