Opportunities Ahead

Participation in high quality early childhood programs can effectively support the school readiness of at-risk children. With Virginia’s recent award of a three-year federal Preschool Development Grant (PDG B-5) and Governor Northam’s proposed $95 million in new early childhood investments, 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 legislative/budget decisions.

Below is the updated timeline for PDG B-5 as of April 7, 2020. Click here for memorandum announcing updates regarding timeline for applications.
PDG/MDG Weekly Q&A Session - Fridays at 9am Register here
Deadline for Regular Submission of LOI - April 20, 2020 (5 pm)
Review of LOIs - April 21-28, 2020
Notification of Decisions - April 28, 2020
Posting of Full PDG Application - May 1, 2020
Deadline for Submission - June 15, 2020 (5 pm)
Review of Applications - June 16-30, 2020
Notification of Decisions - July 1, 2020
Updated timelines and deadlines for MDG LOIs and applications coming soon.

Mixed Delivery Materials

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