On February 4, 2022, The Mississippi Department of Education released the RFP for Early Learning Collaborative Council Pre-Kindergarten Application Cohort IV Round III.

Below, we have pulled out important details from the RPF including important dates and deadlines. Questions concerning the RFP should be sent to Dr. Jill Dent @ jdent@mdek12.org.

Informational Webinar

The MDE will host an informational session, on February 15, 2022, at 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM to assist potential grantee with furthering their understanding of the program and the proposal process.  There is no cost for the webinar; however, registration is required. The recorded webinar is not required to but is highly encouraged. This webinar will be recorded and posted to the Request for Proposals webpage.

Notice of Intent to Apply

All entities planning to apply should submit a Notice of Intent to Apply (Attachment A, page 21). The Notice of Intent to Apply should be received by the February 14, 2022 deadline. The Notice of Intent to Apply is not required to apply but may be necessary to assist the MDE in planning purposes and preparation for proposal scoring. You may submit the form one of two ways:

  1. Email:  jdent@mdek12.org
  2. Mail: Mississippi Department of Education, Early Learning Collaborative Council Pre-K, Office of Early Childhood, PO Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771

Requests for Information

Questions concerning the RFP should be sent to Dr. Jill Dent @ jdent@mdek12.org.

The deadline for submitting written questions by email is February 16, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. CST. Copies of all questions submitted, and responses will be posted to MDE’s website www.mdek12.org under the Public Notices section/Request for Applications, Qualifications, and Proposals and will be available to the general public on February 4, 2022. No individual replies will be granted. Grantees shall acknowledge receipt of any amendment to the solicitation by signing and returning Attachment B (page 22) with the proposal. The acknowledgment must be received by the MDE by the time and at the place specified for receipt of proposals.

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