NOEEN Coordinated Funding
Every year, each early childhood care and education network in the state, including NOEEN, submits Coordinated Funding Requests to the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) detailing recommendations for seat allocations to specific childcare operators for LA 4 and NSECD for the upcoming school year. The goal of NOEEN’s Coordinated Funding Request is to ensure that the limited number of publicly-funded early childhood seats are allocated to those programs that meet this criteria:
- High quality
- In high demand by parents
- Meets the needs of families
LA4 and NSECD Coordinated Funding Request Process
The LA4/NSECD Coordinated Funding Request (CFR) process is how Orleans Parish schools and early childhood centers apply to serve or continue to serve publicly-funded pre-kindergarten seats for four-year-olds. If you are applying to maintain or begin receipt of publicly-funded pre-kindergarten seats, you must participate in the CFR.
LA4 is the funding source for PK4 seats located within public elementary schools. NSECD is the funding source for PK4 seats located in private elementary schools or child care centers.
Who should submit an application for LA4 and/or NSECD seats?
- Qualifying sites who currently serve LA4 and/or NSECD, and would like to continue to provide this program in the 2022-2023 school year.
- Qualifying sites who do not currently receive LA4 and/or NSECD funding, and would like to apply to provide this program in the 2022-2023 school year.
The 2022-2023 LA4 / NSECD application process was open October 20, 2021 – November 3, 2021. Initial funding recommendations will be available January 2022.
Please note: once NOEEN funding recommendations pass through the Steering Committee, they are still subject to change. All funding recommendations for LA4 and NSECD will be subject to final approval by both the Louisiana Department of Education, and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Additional information on these funding streams may be found below.
CFR Application Materials & Forms
Apply by November 3 to be considered for LA4 / NSECD funding for the 2022-2023 school year.
- Non-Public School Evaluation Rubric (NSECD)
- Public School Evaluation Rubric (LA4)
- City Seats/PDG Evaluation Rubric
- LA 4 Information
- NSECD Information
- NOEEN PK4 Tuition Policy
- CCAP funding information (not managed through CFR)
- NOEEN City Seats Sample MOU
CFR 2022-2023 Recommendations
Formal recommendations for allocation of publicly-funded seats in the coming, 2022-2023 year will be posted here for a limited period of time following initial approval.
PK4 recommendations are subject to approval by three governing bodies prior to initiation of services for enrolled children in the 2022-2023 school year: the New Orleans Early Education Network (NOEEN) Steering Committee, the Louisiana Department of Education, and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Completed CFR Process: 2021-2022 City Seats Recommendations
The protocol to allocate 2021-2022 City Seats was affirmed by Steering Committee vote on May 19, 2021. The protocol dictates that seats shall be distributed as follows:
- Eligible applicants who received the highest relative scores, per the publicly-posted and approved City Seats Evaluation Rubric, shall be considered for seat funding.
- Seats shall be distributed to eligible applicants according to the following priority criteria: a) Sufficient to meet the needs of rising students, b) Prioritizing current provider programs, c) Responsive to citywide family demand, d) Emphasizing equity and stability across eligible applicants.
City Seats recommendations are open to public comment from May 20, 2021 through May 22, 2021. Public comments regarding allocation protocol and recommended sites are welcomed during that period of time. Please submit questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. After such time, City Seats recommendations shall be considered final.
Completed CFR Process: 2021-2022 Preschool Development Grant (PDG) Recommendations
The protocol to allocate 2021-2022 PDG Seats was affirmed by Steering Committee vote on May 19, 2021. The protocol dictates that seats shall be distributed as follows:
- Eligible applicants who received the highest relative scores, per the publicly-posted and approved B-3 Evaluation Rubric, shall be considered for seat funding.
- Seats shall be distributed to eligible applicants according to the following priority criteria: a) Responsive to citywide family demand, d) Emphasizing equity and stability across eligible applicants.
Secured $3M local municipal investment and $3M in state matching funds that will increase next year’s NOEEN City Seats program to serve 400 infants and toddlers in New Orleans. Plus, we also received a State allocation of 373 Preschool Development Grant seats. That’s nearly 800 new infants and toddlers in New Orleans who will have the opportunity for quality early education each year.