Agenda for Children

Coordinated Funding Request

In December 2018, each early childhood care and education network in the state, including NOEEN, will submit Coordinated Funding Requests to the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) detailing recommendations for seat allocations to specific operators for LA 4 and NSECD for the 2019-20 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:

  • Are high quality;
  • Are in high demand by parents; and
  • Meet families’ needs

On September 26th, the NOEEN Steering Committee approved NOEEN’s Coordinated Funding Request process and timeline. As part of this approved process, all applicants wishing to serve four-year-old children through the NSECD or LA 4 early childhood programs for the 2019-20 school year will need to complete and submit this application by October 26, 2018.

For a detailed timeline and more information, please consult the “Approved NOEEN Coordinated Funding Request Process” presentation posted in the “Resources” section of this page.

If you have any questions about the Coordinated Funding Request or these recommendations, please contact Sean Perkins at or 504-359-8185.

For your reference, the documents used in the application process are below.


Rubrics (how applications will be scored)


Important Dates for the Coordinated Funding Request Process

Sept. 26

NOEEN Steering Committee considers approval of CFR process

Oct. 4

Agenda releases CFR application



Oct. 26

CFR applications due

Oct. 29 - Nov. 9

Evaluators score CFR applications and conduct site visits/interviews

Nov. 12-16

Evaluator Committees deliberate to make draft CFR allocation recommendations

Nov. 18

Agenda publicly posts draft CFR allocation recommendations*

* release of draft recommendations is contingent upon the LDE release of School Performance Scores & ECE Performance Profiles

Nov. 28

NOEEN Steering Committee considers approval of Evaluator Committee's preliminary CFR allocation recommendations

Dec. 1

Agenda submits NOEEN-approved CFR allocation recommendations to LDE

Jan. 23

BESE considers approval of final LDE CFR allocations

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