PA Pre-K Counts
Click Here for Template Press Release to Announce PA Pre-K Counts Grant!
How to Apply (to become a provider)
REMINDER: The Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Grant application will close on Friday March 29th at 3:00 pm. All interested applicants must complete and submit applications by that time. No exceptions will be made.
SKRP PKC Guidance
PKC Application FAQs
- Letters of intent due March 1
- Applications due March 29
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is seeking applicants for Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts. This competitive opportunity will select eligible grantees for a five-year grant period beginning with 2013. Eligible applicants include existing Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts grantees, and new applicants from one of the five eligible entity categories:
a. School Districts;
b. Licensed Nursery Schools;
c. Head Start Grantees ;
d. Child Care Centers and Group Child Care Homes designated at Keystone STAR 3 or STAR 4;
e. A third party entity may apply for PA Pre‐K Counts funding and administer the lead agency responsibilities for entities that are eligible to provide the classroom services under the categories listed above.
Interested applicants will need an AUN# and a vendor number (SAP #) in order to apply. Interested applicants should verify that they have both an AUN # and a vendor # prior to the competitive application announcement to expedite the application process.
Vendor Number (SAP #)
A vendor number and account can be set up by registering at www.vendorregistration.state.pa.us and selecting the Non-Procurement Registration Form. All agencies applying for PA Pre-K Counts must be pre-registered. The Central Vendor Management Unit (CVMU) is a storage database. The Comptroller uses this account to store direct depository information. If you have any questions about Vendor Numbers, please contact Brian Bell at 717-346-0038 for assistance.
All PA Pre-K Counts applicants will need an AUN number as part of the application process. To verify your AUN number or to check to see if you have one assigned to your agency, visit: http://www.edna.ed.state.pa.us. If you are an Intermediate Unit, select Search for Intermediate Units. If you are not an Intermediate Unit, select Advanced Search and search for your agency.
Applicants that are not already licensed by the Department of Education, and therefore do not have an AUN, should contact Brian Bell at 717-346-0038 for assistance.
All PA Pre-K Counts applicants will need a Master Provider Index (MPI) number as part of the application process. MPI numbers are used across the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to identify legal entities and service locations that participate in any of their programs. As such, they are used in PELICAN as a common identifier for all OCDEL programs, including Child Care Licensing, Early Intervention, PA Pre-K Counts, Head Start Supplemental and Keystone STARS. Legal entities are assigned a unique 9-digit MPI number. In addition, service locations are assigned a unique 13-digit MPI number, which is created by adding a 4-digit extension to the 9-digit MPI of the legal entity. Legal entities and service providers currently participating in any of these programs should have an MPI number. Applicants that are not currently participating in any of these programs should contact the Early Learning Network (ELN) Help Desk at 1-877-491-3818 and provide their Federal TAX ID to determine their MPI numbers. MPI numbers will not be able to be provided without Federal TAX ID.
Click here to access the PA Pre-K Counts application
For assistance with logging into the e-Grants system please contact Amber Repman at 717-213-2071.
Letter of Intent
A Letter of Intent form should be emailed to RA-PAPreKCounts@pa.gov by March 1, 2013. Applicants can access the Letter of Intent form by clicking here. The Letter of Intent form represents intent to apply for PA Pre-K Counts funding, and requests preliminary information about requested funding, program model, provider type, and area to be served. Information submitted in the Letter of Intent may be modified in the final application.
Recordings from February 22nd calls
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Click here to access recording #2
Technical Assistance Calls
Dial In: 1-877-746-4263
Access Code: 02 33 103#
3/6 1-2 pm: eGrants and budget
3/7 1-2 pm: Summer Kindergarten Readiness program
3/8 9-10 am: program implementation
Click here to access the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Request for Application Guidance
Click here to access the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Statute, Regulations, and Guidelines
Click Here for the Line Item Budget Template
Click Here for Appendix B - Fiscal Supplement
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