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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -311150-FY20--AEA Early Childhood Leadership Network
  Early Childhood At-Risk
  Application Deadline: 06/19/2019 11:59 PM
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 07/01/2019
Project End Date: 06/30/2020
Award Announcement Date:
Eligible Applicant: Iowa AEA Educational Services
Program Officer: Kimberly Villotti
Phone: 515-281-4709 x
Categorical Area: Education

Project Title:  AEA Early Childhood Network


Administrative Code: IAC 279.51

Funds appropriated shall be allocated to the area education agencies to assist school districts in developing program plans and budgets under this section and to assist school districts in meeting other responsibilities in early childhood education.


Scope of Work

The funding for this contract encompasses salary/benefits/travel of the AEA early childhood consultant whose primary responsibility is early childhood general education.  This consultant will participate in the AEA Early Childhood Leadership Network with the AEA early childhood special education consultant and provide professional development, coaching, and technical assistance regarding general early childhood education, preschool, and pre-kindergarten. The AEA Early Childhood Leadership will participate in a collaborative inquiry to support the work. 

The grantee will provide consulting, in-service, technical assistance to:

a.  Grant Programs Serving At-Risk 3- and 4-year-old Children (Shared Visions Preschools);
b.  Grant Programs Serving At-Risk 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old Children (Shared Visions Preschools); and
c.  Statewide Voluntary Preschool Programs.

The designated consultant will coordinate early childhood activities and information with Department of Education Early Childhood Consultants. Coordination may include providing technical assistance and support for the implementation of the Iowa Early Learning Standards and state approved program standards.  Additionally, consultants will participate in task groups reflecting various topic areas including multi-tiered system of supports in early childhood, early literacy, evidence-based practices in early childhood, and additional areas to increase children ready to succeed in school.

The designated consultant will attend AEA Early Childhood Leadership Network meetings. In addition, the designated AEA early childhood special education consultant will attend the AEA Early Childhood Leadership Network meetings.

Grant Award

The AEA will submit an application by the designated due date. The AEA award amount is located in the attachments.


Payment Provisions


Fifty percent (50%) of the grant funds will be paid upon acceptance and approval.

The remaining fifty percent (50%) of the grant will be paid upon or near January 1, 2020. 





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Description File Name File Size
The state allocation for FY20 AEA ECN Funding. Early Childhood Leadership Network FY20 Funding.pdf 227 KB
 Website Links
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URL Description Early Childhood Network webpage on Iowa Department of Education website,
  – The Official Website of the State of Iowa. Dulles Technology Partners Inc.