Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative Coordinated Funding Request Available for Public Comment

The Jefferson Early Childhood Collaborative invites the public to review and make comments on the Common Funding Application for the 2019-2020 school year. Comments will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Friday, November 30, 2018.

All comments should be emailed to

The Common Funding Request of the Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative Network was developed by the Jefferson Parish School System as Lead Agency, with information shared through the Jefferson Early Childhood Collaborative. This Common Funding Application is required by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE).

On November 2nd, the JPPSS distributed a Request for Applications (RFA) to all community partners. The RFA included detailed instructions to apply, application questions, and seat requests. The RFA highlighted that the goal of the Coordinated Funding Request was to ensure that the limited number of publicly-funded early childhood seats are allocated to those programs in Jefferson Parish that (a) address parish wide needs, (b) are high quality, and (c) are in high demand by parents/families. Application questions asked partners to describe their community needs and share information about the quality of their program (e.g., facilities, curriculum, GOLD assessment data). Applications were due by 4:00 pm on November, 13 2018. The Common Funding Application was posted to the JPPSS website for public comment on November, 28 2018. Written comments were accepted through November, 30 2018 then reviewed and addressed within the final Application submitted to the LDOE on December, 1 2018.

All applications submitted by the November, 13 2018 deadline were included within the Common Funding Application and are organized by funding type, by currently funded programs versus new requests for funds, and by ranking earned through the application review process. All funding decisions are made solely by the LDOE. Award notices are disseminated directly to programs from the LDOE typically during the first quarter of 2019.

Click here to access the Coordinated Funding Request Form.