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    Registration has begun for next year’s Kindergarten class of the New Haven Public School system and will run through May 31. Parents and guardians have until the end of the month to register and be included in the June 14th lottery for new students.

    All families who wish to enroll children in kindergarten for the coming school year must register their children. To do so, parents and/or guardians must visit the Registration Office at 54 Meadow Street, New Haven. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:40 pm.

    In order to register, please bring the following documents to the Registration office:

    • Birth certificate

    • Proof of residence (current utility bill, tax bill, a rental lease agreement or mortgage papers)

    • The Kindergarten Neighborhood School Registration Form can be picked up in the Registration Office.

    Also, please note that children must have up-to-date physical examinations and immunization records before they can enter school. This form, which can be found here. must be filled out and can be dropped off in the Registration Office’s Drop Box or mailed to the NH Health Department, 54 Meadow St. 9th floor, New Haven, 06519 by July 19, 2013.

    For additional information about school registration, please visit the NHPS website by clicking here. Families can also find out what neighborhood school is assigned to their street address by clicking here.

    Lead Abatement Assistance for New Haven Homeowners

    The City of New Haven has received funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide loans for City residents for lead hazard control activities in private housing units. This funding will be made available to assist income qualified families with lead hazard control work, which will in turn provide lead safe housing for families with children. The City’s previous HUD funded grant programs have produced 1,117 fully lead abated housing units.

    Applications are now being accepted from property owners for 0% deferred loans to assist with the eradication of lead hazards. These deferred loans are completely forgiven after five years. For details regarding this program and how one may apply, please feel free to contact Ms. Jennifer Sanjurjo of the New Haven Health Department's, Bureau of Environmental Health at 203-946-7420.

    For more information on New Haven’s Lead Abatement program, please click here.

    The 2013-14 Mayor's Community Arts Grant Program

    The Mayor’s Community Arts Grant Program is designed to support and boost exposure of New Haven’s many artists and neighborhood-based organizations. Individuals, community groups and youth groups who are presenting, teaching or practicing artists in the City of New Haven are eligible to apply. Groups with or without non-profit status are eligible to apply. The Mayor’s Community Arts Grant Program provides funding for three areas: Arts Programming, Cultural Heritage and Artist Education.

    Individuals and groups interested in applying are required to submit a letter of intent to apply by May 24, 2013. The application deadline is June 7, 2013.

    For more information on guidelines and how to apply, please click here.


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