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PEFSEE Awardees

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The Philadelphia Emergency Fund for Stabilization of Early Education (PEFSEE) aims to ensure that Philadelphia’s early learning sector can weather the COVID-19 crisis. PEFSEE is funded through grants from the William Penn Foundation and Vanguard’s Strong Start for Kids Program and is administered by Reinvestment Fund. The following is a summary of awards from the grant program.

Note that at this time, the application window is currently closed as we process applications submitted from April 6 through May 12.

Awardees

To date, Reinvestment Fund awarded a total of $3.7 million in grant awards to 271 childcare providers, early intervention and home visiting services.

  • 524 total applications received from launch on April 6 to May 6, 2020.
  • $3.7 million in grant awards to 271 childcare providers, early intervention and home visiting
    services.
  • 46% of awardees are single-site centers; 28% are multi-site providers; 14% are home-based
    providers; and 11% are group providers.
  • High-quality (STARS 3 and 4) providers and STARS 2 (majority of which participate in move-up or
    quality improvement activities) make up 71% of awardees; and 29% were STARS 1.
  • Of the total awardees, 87% are women-owned organizations and 71% are people of color.
  • The first round of awards is expected to preserve 2,901 jobs in the sector at the same level of
    employment prior to the crisis with another 764 jobs at a portion of pay/benefits.
  • Funds will maintain 21,482 of Philadelphia’s licensed childcare seat capacity.

Learn more about the awards in the PEFSEE Awards Summary.


Awardee Resources


Have questions?

  • Email us at PEFSEE@reinvestment.com
  • Call 215-574-5975 and leave a voicemail. We will do our best to call you back within 24 hours. Please leave a brief message including your name, phone number, and question, and best time to reach you.

Support for PEFSEE


The Philadelphia Emergency Fund for Stabilization of Early Education (PEFSEE) is funded through grants from the William Penn Foundation and Vanguard’s Strong Start for Kids Program and is administered by Reinvestment Fund.

You too can support Philadelphia’s early learning community at this time, by donating to PEFSEE at justgiving.com/campaign/PEFSEE.

Institutions interested in providing grants or donations to PEFSEE, should contact info@reinvestment.com.

100% of donations to PEFSEE will be directed to grant awards for eligible programs. Administrative overhead has been covered by the William Penn Foundation and Vanguard.

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