Agenda for Children

Coordinated Funding Request

In December 2017, 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, NSECD, and Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) for the 2018-19 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

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 or 504-586-8509.

Applications for new or continued funding were due in October 2017. The NOEEN evaluation committee reviewed and scored each application, and conducted site visits for any program seeking funding for the first time. The committee met on November 14th and developed the recommendations included below. The NOEEN Steering Committee will consider these recommendations at its November 28th meeting, which will be held at Agenda for Children's office (8300 Earhart Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70118). The public is welcome to attend, but we do ask that participants RSVP to to ensure that we have adequate seating. The meeting will begin at 11:30 am.

Recommendations to the NOEEN Steering Committee

Public comments and feedback are welcome! They may be sent via email (, mailed to Agenda for Children or presented in person at the November 28th Steering Committee meeting, which will be held at 8300 Earhart Blvd, Suite 201, New Orleans, LA. The meeting will begin at 11:30 am. 


Rubrics (how applications were scored)


Coordinated Funding Webinar


Important Dates for Coordinated Funding Request

Sept. 26

NOEEN Steering Committee considers approval of CFR process

Oct. 5

Agenda releases CFR application

Oct. 12

Agenda conducts CFR process webinar for all operators 

Register here to attend. Note: a recording will be uploaded afterwards for those who aren't able to attend.

Oct. 27

CFR applications due

Oct. 30 - Nov. 10

Evaluators score CFR applications and conduct site visits/interviews

Nov. 13-16

Evaluator Committees deliberate to make draft CFR allocation recommendations

Nov. 17

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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