ECHO Grants | Agenda for Children

ECHO Fund Grants

The Early Childhood Opportunity (ECHO) Fund is an innovative grant program that seeks to increase access to high-quality early care and education for New Orleans children, birth through age four, by directly funding early child care centers.

Current ECHO Fund Grant Opportunity

We are thrilled to announce the Spring 2024 Orleans Parish Program Quality ECHO Grant, designed to elevate program quality in eligible Orleans Parish early childhood programs. This grant, made possible by funding from the Louisiana Early Childhood Education Fund (ECEF), offers vital financial relief to directly improve program quality.  We anticipate the standard individual grant amount will be at least $3,500, however, applicants may receive additional funding depending on the number of eligible sites that take advantage of this opportunity.

Eligibility and Application

The following provider types in Orleans Parish will be considered for this opportunity:

  • Family Child Care Providers (FCCs) with Academic Approval
  • Public school-based sites that receive LA4 funding
  • Nonpublic school-based sites that receive NSECD funding
  • Type III Providers that do not receive City Seats funding

Find out more about the Spring 2024 Orleans Parish Program Quality ECHO Grant here.

Applications for the grant should be submitted online via the Foundant Grant Management System by May 2, 2024.  A PDF of the application can be found here.

Questions?

Contact the Agenda for Children ECHO Grant Team at echofund@agendaforchildren.org.

Since 2018, Agenda for Children has provided nearly $8.8 M in sub-grants to centers and nonprofits through our ECHO Fund for stabilization supports, quality improvements, and innovative projects.

Current ECHO Grant Opportunity 

We are thrilled to announce the Spring 2024 Orleans Parish Program Quality ECHO Grant, designed to elevate program quality in eligible Orleans Parish early childhood programs. This grant, made possible by funding from the Louisiana Early Childhood Education Fund (ECEF), offers vital financial relief to directly improve program quality.  We anticipate the standard individual grant amount will be at least $3,500, however, applicants may receive additional funding depending on the number of eligible sites that take advantage of this opportunity.

Eligibility and Application

The following provider types in Orleans Parish will be considered for this opportunity:

  • Family Child Care Providers (FCCs) with Academic Approval
  • Public school-based sites that receive LA4 funding
  • Nonpublic school-based sites that receive NSECD funding
  • Type III Providers that do not receive City Seats funding

Learn more about the Spring 2024 Orleans Parish Program Quality ECHO Grant here.

Applications for the grant should be submitted online via the Foundant Grant Management System by May 2, 2024.  A PDF of the application can be found here.

 

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