Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) Grant


The Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) grant is a needs-based grant that takes into consideration the following 4 criteria when determining which Local Education Agencies (LEAs) receive funding priority: socioeconomic need, geography, efforts to expand FDK, and the receipt of ongoing federal funds. These FDK funds are in addition to Optional Enhanced Kindergarten (OEK) funds. The purpose of FDK funding is to add additional FDK classrooms each year. As the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) continues to receive increased funding, more classrooms will continue to be added each year.

Application and Due Dates

Application is currently closed.


$12,200,000 in ongoing funds.

Allowable funding uses:

  • the salary and benefits of FDK teachers

This funding cannot be used for:

  • the purchase of property
  • the purchase of student materials or supplies
  • the purchase of equipmen
  • technology or devices


R277-489: Kindergarten Entry and Exit Assessment. Enhanced Kindergarten Program
USBE Administrative Rules

Title 53F-2-507: Full-Day Kindergarten
Utah State Legislature


Kindergarten Best Practices


Christine Elegante
Education Specialist
K-3 Literacy
Phone: (801) 538-7782 | E-mail