Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5)
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Income Security and Social Services
State governments Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
All 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands are eligible.The applicant must submit a letter on the Governor's letterhead, signed by the Governor or an authorized representative, designating the State lead agency that will have responsibility for execution of this grant. This letter must include a description of why the agency chosen is best suited to easily and successfully oversee and manage the grant, and facilitate collaboration and coordination among the full range of programs, services, and funding streams, thereby leading to the improvement of a comprehensive early care and learning mixed delivery system serving children from birth through age five, and their families. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families – OCC
Jul 03, 2018
Last Updated Date:
Apr 29, 2021
Estimated Synopsis Post Date:
Aug 14, 2018
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in consultation with the Department of Education (ED), will be soliciting applications from eligible States and Territories to carry out the activities of the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5). The new PDG B-5 grant seeks to empower State governments to lead the way in leveraging Federal, State and local early care and learning investments. Funds are for States to help coordinate early care and learning programs and services that already exist based on identified needs and must not be used to create new early care and learning programs.This grant seeks to assist States in providing struggling children an equal opportunity to a quality educational foundation that will prepare them to grow, learn, and succeed, and in helping improve the transitions from the early care and learning setting to elementary school. The PDG B-5 grant initiative will assist States in the coordination of their existing early care and learning services and funding streams for the purpose of providing equal access to more children birth through age five in a mixed delivery model.
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