Mixed Delivery Grant

Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grant Program

The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation will fund local pilots to field-test potential solutions to barriers that have prevented all eligible children from participating in Virginia’s preschool initiative. Legislation creating the Mixed Delivery Preschool Fund and Grant Program outlines specific priorities for the program. By promoting flexibility and “out of the box” thinking, these pilots represent the opportunity to promote more public-private partnerships and increased collaboration between business, education, and community leaders. Initial funding for this pilot was included in Governor McAuliffe's FY17-18 biennial budget and approved by the 2016 General Assembly. Continued funding was provided in the FY19-20 budget.



Details about these grants, including grant priorities, eligibility requirements, and award amounts can be found below.

(Click links below to view documents)
Grant Announcement and FAQs (Updated November 2, 2018)
Request for Proposal (RFP Materials)
Navigating the Online Application System
Technical Assistance Archives
Helpful Resources


Important Dates
September 5, 2018 - Request for Proposals released
September 11 at 2:00 PM - RFP Informational Webinar
Week of September 24, 2018 - Individual TA sessions for applicants by phone, as requested
October 4 at 2:00 PM - Q&A Webinar
Individual TA sessions for applicants by phone, as requested (Register now)
November 9, 2018 - Applications due
December 2018 - Award notification
Technical assistance in the form of webinars, FAQs, and phone calls will be provided throughout the application period.
Please stay tuned to VECF social media and website for updates.
On August 4, 2016, VECF in consultation with the Virginia Department of Education, awarded the first round of Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grants to five local communities. Learn more about first round grantees here.
First Round of Mixed-Delivery Grantees

James Madison University
Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area
United Way of Roanoke Valley
United Way - Thomas Jefferson Area
Wythe County Public Schools

On June 16, 2017, Governor McAuliffe announced the second round of Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grant Program grantees. Learn more about second round grantees here.
Second Round of Mixed-Delivery Grantees

Fairfax County Office for Children (Fairfax County)
Fauquier County Public Schools (Fauquier County)
Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond (Chesterfield County)
Smart Beginnings Southwest Virginia (Carroll, Russell and Tazewell Counties and City of Bristol)
Total Action for Progress (Craig County)

Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grantees Map
You can also read about the Evaluation Plan for the first two rounds of Mixed-Delivery Preschool grant program.


Funding Announcement
RFP Information & Instructions for Application
Frequently Asked Questions - Updated June 28, 2016
RFP Review/Informational Webinar Powerpoint Presentation (4/28/16)
PowerPoint Presentation from May 11 & 12 Technical Assistance Sessions