Announcement of Funding Opportunity: 2023-2024 Statewide Universal Full-Day Prekindergarten (SUFDPK) Expansion Grant for New Full-Day Placements or for the Conversion of Half-Day Placements to Full-Day Placements for Four-Year-Old Students
Chapter 53 of the Laws of 2023 appropriates $50 million for additional prekindergarten grants for school districts to establish New Full-Day Placements or for the Conversion of Half-Day Placements to Full-Day Placements for four-year-old students in accordance with applicable provisions in Education Law Section §3602-ee governing Statewide Universal Full-Day Prekindergarten (§3602-ee).
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) # GC 23-021. NYSED will award up to $50 million to fund grants for New York State school districts to further increase the availability of directly and collaboratively implemented prekindergarten programming. Programming must be aligned with applicable New York State Learning Standards along with relevant Education Law §3602-ee requirements and address student and community need. For the purposes of this grant and pursuant to 8 NYCRR 151-1, during the 2023-2024 school year, awarded school districts will have the option to operate a full-day four-year-old prekindergarten program for a minimum of 90 days. Otherwise, awarded school districts will be able to operate a 180-day program during the 2024-2025 school year.
RFP # GC 23-021 is s posted to the NYSED Funding Opportunity Web Page.
- Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted via E-Mail to PREKRFP@nysed.gov by close of business December 8, 2023.
- Questions and Answers summary will be posted to the NYSED Funding Opportunity Web Page no later than December 22, 2023.
- Applications are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on January 19, 2024.
- For additional information, please review the full RFP document.