Resources for Funded Programs

This page includes important resources for school districts and charter schools receiving voluntary prekindergarten funding to support your implementation of high-quality early learning program standards.

Start with the voluntary prekindergarten and school readiness plus webinars to gain an understanding of how the program works. Refer to the Voluntary Pre-K and School Readiness Plus Implementation Guidance (available in the Guidance and Resource Documents section, below) for additional questions regarding voluntary prekindergarten.

For assistance with questions on voluntary prekindergarten, please contact:

Application Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Funding
The application period for fiscal year 2021 (school year 2020-21) voluntary prekindergarten funding will be conducted in January 2020 and will be open to all school districts and charter schools. Sites that received first-time funding in fiscal year (FY) 2018, FY 2019, and FY 2020 will be funded through FY 2021, but pending legislative changes, not beyond. Sites funded first in FY 2017 will receive continued funding for the number of students approved in FY 2017. Minnesota law requires that all applications are received at the Minnesota Department of Education by January 30, 2020. All districts and charter schools, regardless of previous funding status, must apply to be considered for funding in the 2020-21 school year.


Finance and Funding

Guidance and Resource Documents