Eligibility Requirements:  All institutions must be licensed by a federal, state or local licensing authority. An institution may be a:   1. public agency; 2. private non-profit organization ▪ must have a tax-exempt status (501(c)(3)) from the IRS 3. private for-profit organization receiving Social Services Block Grant (School Readiness) benefits for at least 25% of enrollment or 25% of licensed capacity, whichever is less.