NOEEN Previous Coordinated Funding Request Information & Materials | Agenda for Children

NOEEN Previous Coordinated Funding Request Information & Materials

2023-24 Coordinated Funding Request

NOEEN launched the application for the 2023-2024 school year on October 3, 2022, and the application period closed on October 28, 2022.

To support programs with preparing and submitting a timely and accurate application, we are sharing the application components below. We encourage programs to gather the information below before completing their application.

  • All applicants will provide:
    • Name of program, address, number of children enrolled, ages served, history of public funding
    • Request for public funding by age of child, number of seats requested by age and by funding source
    • Program services provided for children with disabilities, English language learners, and families experiencing hardships, including identification methods, resources, and partnerships
    • Licensed capacity, plans to expand (if applicable), teacher recruitment and retention strategies, and familiarity with the NOLA Public Schools Common Enrollment Process (NCAP)
    • Approach to incorporating arts, music, science, technology, and outdoor play
  • Applicants for City Seats and/or B-3 funding will provide:
    • Hours of operation, current waitlist numbers
    • Number of classrooms by age, lead teacher credentials (degrees and certifications)
    • Teacher compensation rates, benefits offered (healthcare, retirement, etc.)
    • Family engagement and communication strategy
  • Applicants for LA4 and/or NSECD funding will provide:
    • Transportation offerings, before and after care options, information regarding uniforms
  • Sites that would like to see a PDF version of the application to prepare their answers should see relevant applications below. Applications must still be submitted via the online form provided and will not be accepted via PDF:

Additional Guidance

  • ’23 – ’24 City Seats & B-3 Application Rubric (Licensed Type III Centers)
  • ’23 – ’24 City Seats & B3 Application Rubric (Non-Licensed Type III Centers)
  • ’23 – ’24 LA4 & NSECD Application Rubric
  • Programs will have the option to upload supporting documentation regarding teacher benefits, family engagement, and program services provided for children with disabilities, English language learners, and families experiencing hardships . Documentation is not mandatory but will support a stronger application. If applicants find that files are too large to attach to the application, they may email the supporting materials to CFR@noeen.org including their program name and the purpose of the supporting materials.
  • On October 19th, NOEEN hosted two meetings for sites to get more information and ask specific questions. Prospective LA4 & NSECD sites could attend the Enrollment POC call at 10:00 AM, and Type III Providers could attend the Director’s Collaborative at 12:00 PM.
  • After submitting the unified CFR application, all applicants will complete a phone interview with a member of the NOEEN CFR Evaluation Team or a site visit if they have not not previously completed one.
  • ’23 – ’24 CFR Site Visit Rubric

22-23 LA4 & NSECD (Closed)

The 2022-2023 LA4 / NSECD application process was open October 20, 2021 – November 3, 2021. Initial funding recommendations are available below. These recommendations were approved by the Steering Committee at the January 12, 2022 NOEEN Steering Committee meeting. Recommendations are open to public comment prior to the Steering Committee Meeting. NOEEN Steering Committee meetings are open to the public. Please contact NOEEN@agendaforchildren.org for meeting details.

Note: PK4 recommendations are subject to approval by three governing bodies prior to initiation of services for enrolled children in the upcoming school year: the New Orleans Early Education Network (NOEEN) Steering Committee, the Louisiana Department of Education, and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. 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.

Recommendations for both LA4 and NSECD are broken into priority tiers for LDE.

  • Priority 1: Recommendation reflect seat allocations remaining the same as last year
  • Priority 2: Recommendations reflect requests to increase seats for existing providers
  • Priority 3: Recommendations reflect request made by new providers to receive seats

LA4 CFR 2022-2023 Recommendations

NSECD CFR 2022-2023 Recommendations

22-23 City Seats & B-3 (Closed)

The 2022-2023 City Seats and initial B-3 application processes were open February 21, 2022 – March 7, 2022. The protocols to allocate 2022-2023 City Seats and B-3 seats were affirmed by Steering Committee vote on March 16, 2022. NOEEN Steering Committee meetings are open to the public. Please contact NOEEN@agendaforchildren.org for meeting details. These recommendations were open to public comment from March 10, 2022 through March 16, 2022. Public comments regarding allocation protocol and recommended sites are welcomed during that period of time.

Please note: once NOEEN funding recommendations pass through the Steering Committee, they are still subject to change based on seat availability and demand.

The City Seats protocol dictates that seats shall be distributed as follows:

  1. Eligible applicants who received the highest relative scores, per the publicly-posted and approved City Seats Evaluation Rubric, shall be considered for seat funding.
  2. Seats shall be distributed to eligible applicants according to the following priority criteria:
    1. a) Sufficient to meet the needs of rising students,
    2. b) Prioritizing current provider programs,
    3. c) Responsive to citywide family demand,
    4. d) Emphasizing equity and stability across eligible applicants.

The initial B-3 protocol dictates that seats shall be distributed as follows:

  1. Eligible applicants who received the highest relative scores, per the publicly posted and approved B-3 Evaluation Rubric, shall be considered for seat funding.
  2. Seats shall be distributed to eligible applicants according to the following priority criteria:
    1. a) Sufficient to meet the needs of rising students.
    2. b) Prioritizing current provider programs.
    3. c) Responsive to citywide family demand.
    4. d) Emphasizing equity and stability across eligible applicants.

2022-2023 Recommended City Seats Awardees

2022-2023 Recommended B-3 (Formerly PDG) Seats Awardees

After receiving additional funds from the LDOE for B-3 seats, NOEEN launched Round 2 of the 2022-2023 B-3 CFR in the beginning of August. The protocol to allocate this round of funding was voted on by the Steering Committee vote on June 9, 2022.

The protocol dictates that seats shall be distributed as follows:

  1. Eligible applicants who received the highest relative scores, per the publicly posted and approved B-3 Evaluation Rubric, shall be considered for seat funding.
  2. Seats shall be distributed to eligible applicants according to the following priority criteria:
    1. a) Current providers who lost seats FY 21-22 due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the site’s control.
    2. b) New providers with high quality and high demand.
    3. c) Current providers with high quality and high demand.

The Steering Committee voted to approve allocations recommended by NOEEN at the August 24th, 2022 Steering Committee Meeting. Additional recommendations were also made if additional funding were to become available.

2022-2023 Round 2 & 3 B-3 CFR Recommendations

Past Application Materials & Forms

CFR Application

Evaluation Rubrics

Resources

Past Recommendations

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