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Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Grant Competition

Published: August 23, 2018
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Program Administration
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In December of 2018, 45 States/Territories received a Preschool Development Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Initial Grant Award.

The PDG B-5 grants, which differ significantly from the previous Preschool Development Grants, are designed to fund states to conduct a comprehensive statewide birth through five needs assessment followed by in-depth strategic planning, while enhancing parent choice and expanding the current mixed delivery system consisting of a wide range of provider types and settings, including child care centers and home-based child care providers, Head Start and Early Head Start, state pre-kindergarten, and home visiting service providers across the public, private and faith-based sectors.

Specifically, PDG B-5 grants support states to:

  • Develop, update, or implement a strategic plan – based on what is learned from their thorough, statewide B-5 needs assessment – that facilitates collaboration and coordination among existing programs of early childhood care and education within a statewide mixed delivery system in order to prepare low-income and disadvantaged infants, toddlers, and young children to enter kindergarten;
  • More efficiently use existing federal, state, local, and non-governmental resources to align and strengthen the delivery of existing programs; coordinate delivery models and funding streams within the state's mixed delivery system; and develop recommendations to better use existing resources;
  • Encourage partnerships among Head Start, child care and pre-kindergarten providers, state and local governments, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, private entities (including faith- and community- based entities), and school systems;
  • Improve transitions between early childhood and school systems; and
  • Maximize parental choice and knowledge about the state’s mixed delivery system of early childhood education program providers.

States and Territories were invited to be innovative in planning, designing, enhancing, and evaluating their early childhood care and education mixed delivery systems. They were also strongly encouraged to engage and develop their application jointly with a full range of early childhood stakeholders, including partners at the local community level and parents, in order to engage in system design and development that best meets the needs of families and their young children, particularly low-income and disadvantaged children.

Grant awards range between $538,000 and $10,620,000, depending on State and Territory proposed plans. The grant performance period will run from December 31, 2018 through December 30, 2019. States and Territories that receive this grant award will also be given the opportunity to apply for Renewal Grants prior to the end of 2019.

Questions about these PDG B-5 Awards should be directed to Richard Gonzales at richard.gonzales@acf.hhs.gov.

PDG B-5 Grant Awardees

  Grant Awardees Grant Amount
1.

Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education

$10,620,000

2.

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

$2,617,353

3.

Arkansas Department of Human Services

$3,506,749

4.

Arizona Department of Education

$1,396,806

5.

California Department of Education

$10,620,000

6.

Colorado Department of Human Services

$5,801,793

7.

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

$8,591,087

8.

Delaware Department of Education

$4,236,837

9.

District of Columbia Education Office

$10,620,000

10.

Florida Department of Education

$8,520,000

11.

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

$2,961,044

12.

Hawaii Department of Human Services

$965,530

13.

Illinois Office of the Governor

$3,702,937

14.

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

$6,895,336

15.

Iowa Department of Management

$2,190,119

16.

Kansas Department of Education

$4,482,305

17.

Commonwealth of Kentucky

$10,620,000

18.

Louisiana Department of Education

$7,100,000

19.

Maine Department of Education

$1,011,080

20.

Maryland Department of Education

$10,618,584

21.

Massachusetts Executive Office of Education

$1,801,346

22.

Michigan Department of Education

$5,058,813

23.

Minnesota Department of Education

$4,705,603

24.

Mississippi Community College Board

$10,620,000

25.

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

$4,208,250

26.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

$4,141,560

27.

Nevada Department of Education

$606,515

28.

University of New Hampshire

$3,843,557

29.

New Jersey Department of Children and Families

$10,620,000

30.

New Mexico Department of Children Youth and Families

$5,374,596

31.

New York Office of Children and Family Services

$8,732,006

32.

North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services

$4,486,842

33.

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

$2,275,771

34.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

$10,486,896

35.

Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Foundation, Inc

$3,116,729

36.

Oregon Department of Education

$4,257,418

37.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

$10,553,711

38.

Rhode Island Department of Human Services

$4,194,057

39.

South Carolina Department of Social Services

$3,453,679

40.

Texas Education Agency

$1,789,455

41.

Utah Department of Workforce Services

$538,000

42.

State of Vermont

$3,363,695

43.

Virginia Department of Education

$9,900,948

44.

Virgin Islands Department of Human Services

$725,112

45.

Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families

$5,270,656

 

Additional PDG B-5 Resources

Link to PDG B-5 FOA Q&A

Link to the FOA

 

Last Reviewed: January 8, 2019