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) opportunities exist for communities to strengthen their local early childhood system.

Grants Timeline

timeline subject to change

Preschool Development Grant (PDG B-5):

PDG LOI Process:
LOI Released – February 1, 2021
LOI Informational Webinar – February 5, 2021 (9 am), register here
One on One Calls – February 8 - February 26, 2021, register for an appointment here
PDG Bi-Weekly Q&A Sessions (Fridays at 9am) – February 19 & March 5, 2021, register here
One on One Calls – March 1 - March 12, 2021, register for an appointment here
TBD – Additional TA opportunities, as needed
LOIs Due by 5pm – March 15, 2021
LOI Evaluation Process – March 16 - March 31, 2021
Notification of Invitation to Apply – March 31, 2021

For communities invited to submit full PDG applications:
Applications Released – April 1, 2021
Applications Due by 5pm – May 14, 2021
New PDG Communities Announced – May 25, 2021
Grant funding begins – July 1, 2021