Provider Application Process

2020-2021 Letter of Interest (LOI)

The Mayor’s Office of Education plans to expand the number of PHLpreK seats in September 2020 to 4,300 seats. Grant awards of $8,750 per child will be available to eligible applicants to provide a minimum of 5.5 hours of instructional time per school day for 180 days in school year 2020-2021.  

To begin the application process, all providers must submit a Letter of Interest (LOI).

The deadline for the FY21 LOI (December 20, 2019) has passed.

This Letter of Interest is required for all sites wishing to become a part of PHLpreK in FY21. This includes locations that are not contracted in the PHLpreK program in FY20 and programs that are currently funded.  PHLpreK Providers funded in the FY20 fiscal year are required to submit an LOI for their currently funded location.

More information about the process (eligibility, PHLpreK program overview, important dates, and where to direct questions) is available in this PDF version of the LOI.

Questions Relating to the Letter of Interest

Please review this PDF for questions and answers concerning the FY21 LOI: Letter of Interest Q&A

PHMC and the City reserve the right, in its discretion, to revise responses to questions after posting, by posting the modified response.  No oral response to any Applicant question by any PHMC or City employee or agent shall be binding on the City or in any way considered to be a commitment by the City.

Information Sessions

To provide additional information about PHLpreK and the application process, PHMC offered information sessions from December 4-7. Providers can download presentation slides from the information sessions.   Questions may be directed to