The State Budget included 3 million dollars for 4K Community Start Up Grants in the second year of the State budget, starting July 1, 2008. Grants are awarded by formula based on enrollment in 4K programs. Second year applications will occur during the 2008-2009 school year. Districts will be required to demonstrate that they continue to provide the 4-year-old kindergarten program. If funded under the community approach priority, they will need to demonstrate that they are utilizing community approaches (have a council and contracts with child care and/or Head Start providers). Cycle 2 Start-up grants will be available in April 2009 for districts implementing in 2009-2010.
Who is Eligible to Apply
School Districts, with preference given to districts that use a community approach to 4-year-old kindergarten with child care and HeadStart partners.
Amount of Funds Available
The amount of funding varies based on the funding cycle and year of implementation. See our other grant page for more information
For more information, contact:
Sherry W. Kimball, Family-School-Community Partnerships Team, at (608) 267-9625, Sherry W. Kimball.