Here’s an update, via NAEYC, on the Early Learning Challenge Grants, which were recently discussed in class.
SECOND ROUND OF EARLY LEARNING CHALLENGE GRANTS ANNOUNCED; New Race to the Top Applications for Local School Systems
On April 9, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Education announced that remaining monies from the 2012 Race to the Top fund will form the basis for a second round of the Early Learning Challenge. This amounts to $133 million to help states improve their early childhood education systems.
States who applied in the first round and received high scores (Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin) may apply for a portion of these funds.
The Department of Education announcement also presents a new district-level program application, which will allow districts to apply for the remaining monies appropriated for Race to the Top in FY2012.
To read the Department of Education’s press release, click here.