ECECD PreK Grant Application

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Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD)
Prekindergarten Grant Application

Eligible applicants:

  • Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and public charter schools. LEAs and public charter schools must fully participate in PED FOCUS, including their special education preschool programs.
  • Early childhood education programs licensed by ECECD and in good standing. ECECD-licensed providers must have applied to participate in FOCUS (New Mexico Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System) at the time of application to be eligible, as stated in the New Mexico PreK Standards.
  • Tribal early childhood education programs (e.g. licensed and non-licensed child care).
  • Head Start programs must be in good standing with regulatory entity.
  • Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools and BIE contract (and grant) schools with early childhood education programs.

SCHEDULE:

ACTION RESPONSIBLE PARTY DUE DATE
Grant Application Opens ECECD Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021
Optional Pre-application Orientation Sessions Via Zoom ECECD Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021
Deadline to Submit Written Questions Applicant Friday, Feb. 26, 2021
Responses to Written Questions ECECD Friday, March. 5, 2021
Grant Application Due Date Applicant Wednesday, March. 31, 2021 by 1 p.m. MDT
Grant Award Letter Issued ECECD Tuesday, May. 25, 2021

 

OPTIONAL PRE-APPLICATION ORIENTATION RECORDINGS:

English – Zoom Recording Link

English – Presentation Link

Spanish – Zoom Recording Link

Spanish – Presentation Link

APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND DUE DATE:

Completed and signed applications must be emailed with the required attachments to ececd.rfa@state.nm.us no later than 1 p.m. MDT on Wednesday, March. 31, 2021. The emails will have the date and time of receipt. Please put in the subject line of the email: “Program Name” – PreK Grant Application 2021. Late and incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Written Questions:

All questions must be submitted via email to Monica Archuleta at Monica.Archuleta@state.nm.us.              Responses to the written questions will be posted on ECECD’s website and the PED Early Childhood Bureau website at https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/early-childhood-bureau/ for the benefit of all eligible applicants.

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PreK Grant Application
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PreK Grant Application Program Info Form
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PreK Grant Application Questions and Answers - English
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PreK Grant Application Questions and Answers - Spanish