Preschool Development Grant B-5


Michigan is one of 20 states selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to receive Preschool Development Grant - Birth through Five (PDG B-5) renewal grant. 

In 2018, Michigan received an initial PDG B-5 grant to conduct a needs assessment and strategic planning for this coordination of programs and services across the state. This $40.2 million grant will allow Michigan to begin implementation of those strategies, which will be conducted in partnership with Michigan's 54 Great Start Collaboratives, 60 Great Start Parent Coalitions, and other state agencies to ensure statewide coverage.

PDG B-5 is a $250-million competitive federal grant designed to improve states' early childhood landscape by building on existing federal, state, and local early care and learning investments. 

The grants focus on three major purposes:

  • Prepare low-income and disadvantaged children to enter kindergarten and to improve transitions into school.
  • Encourage partnerships between the various providers of services prior to kindergarten and improve coordination and quality.
  • Maximize parental choice in the mixed delivery system of early childhood care and education program providers.

The Michigan Department of Education's Office of Great Start will manage the implementation of the federal funds and ensure documentation of the required 30 percent state funding match.


Related Items and Projects

Projects, Project Evaluations, and Reports

Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan

Applications and Renewals


For questions regarding the PDG B-5 grant, please contact:

Joy Milano, Ph.D.
PDG B-5 Program Manager
Office of Early Childhood Development and Family Education