New! Expansion of Quality First Scholarships
An exciting investment of federal funds is being provided to First Things First through the Department of Economic Security (DES). This investment will provide additional funding for Quality First Scholarships, which provide opportunities for more young children to access quality early education.
Thanks to this funding, the following will go into effect Nov. 1, 2022 and continue through June 30, 2024.
To be eligible, programs must be contracted with DES to receive the increased QF scholarship rates or the new scholarships for DES Expansion participants.
All eligible QF participants were emailed about this opportunity on Oct. 19, 2022. For information about reporting and reimbursement, please contact Valley of the Sun United Way at 602.240.6325 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about contracting with DES, please visit their website to complete the application process.