Implementation grant applications open October 14, 2019!

These grants will support the cost of implementing a community preschool program. The implementation grant application is open to school districts, child care centers and nonprofits throughout the state of Idaho, with community collaboratives responsible for meeting a 50/50 match of the grant. The match can be made through a combination of grants, levis, and monetary and in-kind donations. Communities are encouraged to work through our Preschool the Idaho Way Toolkit, which offers a framework for achieving a high-quality design, strong collaboration and fundraising.

In April 2019, we awarded planning grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to 14 communities. You can learn more about our planning grant recipients here. These collaboratives will still need to apply for implementation funding.

Questions? Email Preschool the Idaho Way Collaborative Director Erika Lewis at