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Kindergarten Jumpstart: 2022 Summer Enrichment Grant Opportunity!

The Rhode Island Department of Elementary & Secondary Education is excited to support children’s smooth transition to kindergarten through the launch of the Kindergarten Jumpstart: 2022 Summer Enrichment Grant opportunity!

  • What? The Kindergarten Jumpstart Summer Enrichment Grants will be awarded to eligible local education agencies, municipalities, licensed childcare providers, and licensed summer activities providers to support the implementation of a summer readiness program that will meet the needs of their community and build on existing evidence-based practices for delivering high-quality programming to children. With the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic and illness-related closings of educational facilities, many children have had reduced exposure to, or relatedly, have missed out on any form of school experience which may impact their Kindergarten readiness.
    • The primary goal of these summer programs will be to accelerate learning during the critical summer months for young children who may have had limited access to in-school experiences due to the COVID-19 pandemic and/or may benefit from additional high-quality learning experiences prior to Kindergarten entry.


  • How? The Kindergarten Jumpstart: Summer Enrichment Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis through a grant application submission and review process. All completed applications and necessary attachments must be emailed to by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 29th, 2022.



  • Questions? Visit Frequently Asked Questions page (pg. 3) of the Grant Application to view some frequently asked questions and answers that we have compiled for this opportunity. For any unanswered questions regarding this opportunity, please contact the RI Pre-K team at