Agenda for Children

Coordinated Funding Request

 

Important Dates for Coordinated Funding Request Processes

 

Sept. 27

LA4/NSECD CFR process launches for the 2020-2021 school year

Oct. 25

LA4/NSECD CFR applications due by 5 PM CST

Nov. 15

NOEEN publicly posts draft CFR allocation recommendations*

*contingent upon release of LDE performance data

Nov. 19

NOEEN Steering Committee

Dec. 2019

NOEEN submits approved CFR allocation recommendations to LDE
Feb. 14 City Seats CFR process launches for the 2020-2021 school year

Mar. 2 

City Seats CFR applications due by 9 AM CST

Mar. 21

NOEEN publicly posts CFR allocation recommendations

Apr. 2020

BESE considers approval of final LDE CFR allocations

 

 

LA4 and NSECD Coordinated Funding Request Process 

 
Louisiana law dictates that early childhood programs must participate in a coordinated process in order to request to receive public funds. This is called the Coordinated Funding Request process (CFR). The CFR ensures that limited public dollars for early childhood are distributed in an equitable, transparent process open to all qualifying schools and centers. The CFR also ensures that public funds are distributed to schools and centers consistently meeting proficient performance standards, and which are meeting families’ needs.
 
NOEEN’s CFR is the process by which all Orleans Parish schools and early childhood centers apply 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.
 
Approved requests for publicly-funded 2020-2021 pre-k seats will be awarded and filled in the OneApp 2020-2021 Main Round lottery.
 
Please note that Head Start, Early Head Start, City Seats, and CCAP funding requests are not managed through the CFR. Additional information on these funding streams may be found below.

 

NOEEN City Seats Special Coordinated Funding Request Process

 

Early childhood programs must participate in a coordinated process in order to request to receive public funds. This is called the Coordinated Funding Request process (CFR). The CFR ensures that limited public dollars for early childhood are distributed in an equitable, transparent process open to all qualifying schools and centers. The CFR processes also ensure that public funds are distributed to schools and centers consistently meeting proficient performance standards, and which are meeting families’ needs.

The NOEEN City Seats CFR is the process by which all Orleans Parish Type III early learning centers may apply to operate the locally-funded City Seats Program, a holistic program open only to consistently high-performing centers with a track record of success. City Seats offers high-quality education and wraparound supports to children ages birth to two years old. If you are applying to maintain or begin receipt of City Seats funding, you must participate in the CFR.

Approved requests for the 2020-2021 City Seats Program will be awarded in March 2020 and filled in the 2020-2021 Open Enrollment process administered by NOLA-PS. 

Who should submit a City Seats CFR application?

  • Qualifying centers who currently serve City Seats, and would like to continue to serve this program in the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Qualifying centers who do not currently receive City Seats funding, and would like to apply to serve this program in the 2020-2021 school year.

Early Learning Centers interested in applying for the City Seats program must meet the following requirements:

  • A licensed Type III center with an overall Performance Profile rating of Proficient or above.
  • Utilizing a Tier 1 Curricula.
  • Willing & able to serve children ages 6 weeks through 2 years old.
  • Willing & able to allow teachers to receive coaching and other development opportunities as required.
  • Able to produce a demonstrated record of good faith participation in NOEEN network activities.
  • Willing & able to comply with any and all requirements as detailed in the application and like agreements. 

 

CFR Application Forms


Submit a CFR Application

  • The application period for 2020-2021 City Seats CFR process has closed. See above for more information regarding important dates and deadlines for City Seats. 

  • The application period for 2020-2021 LA4/NSECD CFR process has closed. See above for more information regarding important dates and deadlines for LA4/NSECD.

Evaluation Rubrics

Resources

 

LA4 Special Considerations Process

Should additional availability remain in the Orleans Parish allocation of publicly-funded seats subsequent to and outside of the Fall 2019 Coordinated Funding Request process, NOEEN will conduct an open, transparent ‘Special Considerations’ process by which any eligible school and/or childcare facility may request to be considered for remaining LA4 or NSECD seats.

Details regarding the Special Considerations timeline and process will be made available in Winter / Spring 2020.

 

CFR 2020-2021 Recommendations

We are pleased to share formal recommendations for allocation of publicly-funded seats in the coming year. Additional detail regarding the criteria considered in making CFR recommendations may be found below.

CFR Recommendations for 2020-2021 Publicly-Funded PK4 (LA4/NSECD)

The above recommendations represent updated, approved program options for inclusion in the 2020-2021 OneApp coordinated enrollment process, as approved by the New Orleans Early Education Network (NOEEN) Steering Committee as of November 19, 2019.

PK4 recommendations are subject to approval by three governing bodies prior to initiation of services for enrolled children in the 2020-2021 school year: the New Orleans Early Education Network (NOEEN) Steering Committee, the Louisiana Department of Education, and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Additional detail regarding the timeline and process for CFR approval may be found below.

Initial, NOEEN-approved recommendations as of close-of-business November 19, 2019 will be used to determine which schools and programs should appear as options for families submitting a 2020-2021 NOLA-PS OneApp beginning November 22, 2019. 

Should additional availability remain in the Orleans Parish allocation of publicly-funded seats subsequent to and outside of the Fall 2019 Coordinated Funding Request process, NOEEN will conduct an open, transparent ‘Special Considerations’ process by which any eligible school and/or childcare facility may request to be considered for remaining LA4 or NSECD seats. Details regarding the Special Considerations timeline and process will be made available in Winter / Spring 2020. 

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