Opportunities Ahead

Participation in high quality early childhood programs can effectively support the school readiness of at-risk children. With Virginia’s award of a three-year federal Preschool Development Grant (PDG B-5) and Governor Northam's and the 2020 General Assembly's historic investment, a variety of potential opportunities exist for communities to expand and improve early education for at-risk children while strengthening their local early childhood system.

In order to help communities increase the opportunities for young children and their families to benefit, communities will have the opportunity to apply to participate in PDG B-5 and/or Mixed Delivery. *

*The Mixed Delivery opportunity described here is pending current state budget decisions.

                                     Grants Timeline

Preschool Development Grant (PDG) B-5:

PDG LOI Process:
Deadline for Submission of PDG LOI - April 20, 2020 (5 pm)
Review of PDG LOIs - April 21-28, 2020
Notification of PDG LOI Decisions - April 28, 2020
For communities invited to submit full PDG applications:
Posting of Full PDG Application - May 1, 2020
Webinar: Review of PDG Application, May 5, 2020 (3:30 pm)
Individual Community TA Calls - May 11-22, 2020
Weekly Q and A Sessions - Fridays, May 15-June 12, 2020 (9 am)
Additional Technical Assistance Opportunities - TBA
Deadline for Submission - June 15, 2020 (5 pm)
Notification of Decisions - July 1, 2020

Mixed Delivery Grant (MDG):

MDG LOI Process
Mixed Delivery Grant (MDG) LOI Q & A Session – June 2, 2020 (9 am), register here
Deadline for Regular Submission of MDG LOI – June 8, 2020 (5 pm)
Review of LOIs – June 9-17, 2020
Notification to Submit Full Application – June 18, 2020
For communities invited to submit full MDG applications:
Deadline for Submission of Full Application – July 28, 2020 (5 pm)
Review of Applications – July 29- Mid August , 2020
Notification of Decisions – Mid August 2020

Mixed Delivery Materials

More information coming soon. In the meantime, view our Mixed Delivery page to learn about current Mixed Delivery grantees.