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Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $12 Million in Prekindergarten Funding Delivered Across New York

December 16, 2022

$11.7 Million Awarded Through Competitive Process

FY 2023 Budget Provided $125 Million to Expand Access to Full-Day Prekindergarten

Governor Hochul announced $11.7 million delivered across New York to expand access to prekindergarten for four-year-old children. The FY 2023 Enacted Budget included $125 million to expand access to full-day prekindergarten, creating up to 17,500 additional prekindergarten seats statewide. Of this $125 million, $11.7 million was awarded today through a competitive process administered by the State Education Department.

Please refer to the original news announcement for further details, including a list of grant awardees.

Additional prekindergarten funding will be available later this fiscal year through another competitive award process that will be administered by the State Education Department. School districts seeking to start or expand their prekindergarten offerings are encouraged to apply.