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FY25 ECECD New Mexico PreK Grant

The FY25 New Mexico PreK Grant application is now closed. The application was due no later than 3 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2024.

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The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) oversees the New Mexico Prekindergarten (PreK) program, a high-quality program that is available to all families with eligible 3- and 4-year-old children, regardless of income. The New Mexico PreK program provides voluntary, quality PreK to support children’s development readiness and builds capacity of early childhood programs in communities. PreK program funding is awarded through a competitive grant opportunity and grantees are monitored for compliance with New Mexico PreK Standards by ECECD.

The NM PreK program is a key part of the state’s early childhood education and care system, providing a high-quality, voluntary PreK experiences to preschool-aged children regardless of income. In FY25, the New Mexico Legislature appropriated and additional $17M to ECECD to enhance and expand the NM PreK program. ECECD is seeking applications from eligible providers to expand, enhance, or create new PreK slots and classrooms statewide, especially in areas where there is a lack of high-quality PreK for children and families.

The NM PreK Grant is a competitive, multi-year grant for tribal, licensed child care centers, licensed child care homes, Head Start, school districts, and/or charter schools to offer the NM PreK program according to the established New Mexico PreK Standards. ECECD awards PreK Grants for four years contingent upon available funding and the grantees continued compliance with the NM PreK standards.

Growing New Mexico’s Greatest Generation

FY25 Prek Grant Application

  • Open date: March 20, 2024
  • End date: Friday, April 19, 2024, by 3 p.m.

FY25 Prek Grant Application Notice of Funding: English Spanish

Looking for additional application materials? See the materials library below.

Application and Informational Sessions Schedule

Application Schedule:

Grant Application Opens ECECD Wednesday, March 20, 2024

PreK Application Office Hours via Zoom.
Spanish interpretation will be available.





Zoom link for all meetings: nmececdorg.zoom.us/s/89623712358

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 1 p.m.
  • Saturday March 30, 2024, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday April 3, 2024, at 6 p.m.


    Deadline to Submit Written Questions ECECD Friday, April 5, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. (MDT)
    Response to Written Questions ECECD Wednesday, April 10, 2024
    Deadline to Submit FY25 Grant Application Eligible Applicants Friday, April 19, 2024, by 3 p.m. (MDT)
    Grant Award Letters Issued ECECD Thursday-Friday, May 30-31, 2024


    Informational Sessions Recordings

    Between March 26 and April 3, 2024, ECECD conducted several digital information sessions focused on the PreK grant. Links to recordings of each session can found to the right. Please note that each session contained the same main presentation information.


    Download a PDF copy of the Prek Grant Information Session Presentation below:

    Recording: Tuesday March 26, 2024, at 9 a.m.

    Recording: Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 1 p.m.

    Recording: Saturday March 30, 2024, 10 a.m.

    Recording: Wednesday April 3, 2024, at 6 p.m.

    Pre-K Grant Materials Library