Update from October 9, 2019

All applicants will receive notification of award or non-award when final Infant Toddler Contracted Slots Program funding recommendations have been approved. The 10/7 announcement date was tentative and has been extended as we await internal approvals.

 

Last year, $2 million of federal funding was utilized to fund a pilot program serving Child Care Works eligible infants and toddlers via contracted slots. The Governor’s 2019-20 budget includes $15 million to expand the Infant Toddler Contracted Slots program to serve more eligible children.

The Infant Toddler Contracted Slots Program builds upon the already established infrastructure of the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts (PA PKC) Program model. PA PKC has been in existence since 2007 and provides high quality pre-kindergarten services to eligible children. Building an infant toddler focused program with established PA PKC programs will allow continued focus on quality programming while building strong transitions from infant-toddler to pre-kindergarten classrooms.

Important Dates

  • Last day to submit questions – Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
  • Application due – Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, by 3:00 p.m.
  • Anticipated applicant award notifications – October 2019

The Contact for this RFA process is:

The Pennsylvania Key
C/O Megan Penson, Infant Toddler Contracted Slots Program Supervisor
200 North Third Street
3rd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-213-2079

All questions regarding this RFA process should be directed to this contact ONLY, by sending an email to: RA-PAPreKCounts@pa.gov. The deadline for the submission of questions is Aug. 30, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Responses to the questions will be released on Sept. 2, 2019.