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. Through the Mixed Delivery Grant, opportunities exist for communities to increase access to high-quality preschool for at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds.

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)
One-on-One Technical Assistance Community Calls Available by Request – February 8 - February 26, 2021
PDG Bi-Weekly Q&A Sessions (Fridays at 10 am) – February 19 & March 5, 2021
One-on-One Technical Assistance Calls Available by Request – March 1 - March 12, 2021
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 5 pm – May 14, 2021
Application Review – May 15 - May 31, 2021
New PDG Communities Announced – June 1, 2021
Grant funding begins – July 1, 2021

Mixed Delivery Grant (MDG):

MDG LOI Process:
LOI Released – Early February 2021
MDG Opportunity Introduction Webinar – February 8, 2021 (10 am)
One-on-One Technical Assistance Calls Available by Request – February 11, 2021 - March 10, 2021
LOI Technical Assistance Call – February 22, 2021 (10 am)
LOI Technical Assistance Call – March 8, 2021 (10 am)
LOIs due by 5 pm – March 15, 2021
LOI Review – March 16, 2021 - March 31, 2021
RFP for Full Applications (Selected communities invited to submit full applications) – April 4, 2021
Weekly RFP Technical Assistance Call – April 5, 2021 - May 10, 2021 (Mondays at 10 am)
Full Applications due by 5 pm – May 14, 2021
Application Review – May 15, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Awards Announced – June 1, 2021
Grant Period Begins – July 1, 2021
 

PDG Technical Assistance Archives

PDG Q&A Session – March 5, 2021

Webinar Recording – March 5, 2021

Webinar Slides – March 5, 2021

PDG Q&A Session – February 19, 2021

Webinar Recording – February 19, 2021

Webinar Slides – February 19, 2021

PDG LOI Information Session - February 5, 2021

Webinar Recording – February 5, 2021

Webinar Slides – February 5, 2021

PDG Q&A Session – January 5, 2021

• Webinar Recording – January 5, 2021

• Webinar Slides – January 5, 2021

PDG B-5 Overview Webinar – December 2020

• Webinar Recording – December 2020

• Webinar Slides – December 2020

MDG Technical Assistance Archives

Mixed Delivery Grant Letter of Intent Introductory Webinar

Mixed Delivery Grant Letter of Intent Introductory Webinar #2

Mixed Delivery Grant Letter of Intent Introductory Webinar #3