School Readiness Financial Assistance Program ELIGIBILITY PRIORITIES:
- Priority 1: Children younger than age 13 whose parents receive temporary cash assistance and are subject to federal work requirements.
- Priority 2: At-risk children younger than age 9.
- Priority 3: At-risk children who are at least age 9, but younger than 13. Those with siblings in priority groups 1 and 2 are higher priority than other children ages 9-13 in this priority group.
- Priority 4: Economically disadvantaged children until eligible to enter kindergarten. Their older siblings up to the age they are eligible to enter 6th grade may also be served.
- Priority 5: Children from birth to kindergarten whose parents are transitioning from the temporary cash assistance work program to employment.
- Priority 6: Economically disadvantaged children younger than 13. Priority in this category is given to children who have a younger sibling in the School Readiness Program under Priority 3.
- Priority 7: Children younger than 13 whose parents are transitioning from the temporary cash assistance work program to employment.
- Priority 8: Children who have special needs and current individual educational plans (IEPs) from age 3 until they are eligible to enter kindergarten.
- Priority 9: Children concurrently enrolled in the federal Head Start Program and VPK, regardless of priorities 1-4.