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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. Comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017. All comments should be emailed to: ecnetwork@jppss.k12.la.us.

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.

On November 14, the JPPSS distributed a Request for Applications (RFA) to all community partners. The RFA included detailed instructions to apply, application questions, seat requests, and assurances. 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:

  • Address parish wide needs
  • Are high quality
  • Are in high demand by parents/families.

Application questions asked partners to describe their community needs, share information about the quality of their program (e.g., facilities, curriculum, GOLD assessment data), and detail current parent demand for services. Applications were due by noon on November 27, 2017. The Common Funding Application was posted to the JPPSS website for public comment on November 28, 2017. Written comments are accepted through November 30, 2017, then reviewed and addressed within the final Application submitted to the LDOE on December 1, 2017.

All applications submitted by November 27, 2017, were included within the application, including those application submitted after the noon deadline and those applications submitted without all required attachments. The Common Funding Application includes all submitted applications, which are organized by funding type, organized by currently funded programs, new requests for funds, and organized alphabetically by center name. Further, new partnerships for LA 4 and PEG funding for the 2018-2019 school year will be determined after LA 4 and PEG seat awards are made by the LDOE and with the following considerations:

  • Determination of community need, with priority given to areas with growing populations and limited availability of 4-year-old services
  • Parent demand for services as determined by parent applications in the Jefferson Child Common Enrollment system
  • JPPSS Superintendent’s review and recommendation of applications
  • JPPSS School Board approval.

Click here to access the Coordinated Funding Request Form.