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Preschool Quality Enhancement Award

Please Note: The technical assistance session is now scheduled for Monday, November 19, 2007. The deadline to register has been changed to Friday, November 16, 2007. Please see the NGO document for contact information.

Division: Early Childhood Education
Office: Preschool Education

View Published NGO Document (Microsoft Word)

Techninal Assistance Question and Answers (PDF)

Purpose: Governor Corzine’s fiscal 2008 budget includes $8.5 million for the Preschool Quality Enhancement Award (PQEA) program to improve the quality of preschool programs serving the neediest young children in non-Abbott districts. This funding notification is to announce the availability of funds for the Preschool Quality Enhancement Awards (PQEA). These awards are designed to improve the quality of existing full-day preschool educational programs that are located in non-Abbott districts by assisting these programs to move toward Abbott-quality standards. Eligible programs must be able to demonstrate that at least 75 percent of the children enrolled in their preschool programs are at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty level (eligible for free lunch).

Eligible Agencies: Eligibility for the PQEA funds is limited to programs that meet the criteria set forth in Section 1.2 of the Notice of Grant Opportunity document.

Approximate Number of Awards: 30 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $8,500,000 Application Due Date: 12/4/2007