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:
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
- Strategic Plan Pulbic Comment Opportunity until April 30th
- Needs Assessment of Michigan's Prenatal through Age Five Mixed Delivery System
- Michigan Listen and Learn Symposium Report
- WIDA Early Years Resources
- Michigan's Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Application (submitted November 2, 2018)
- Participation Opportunities (focus groups, surveys, etc.)
- Michigan's Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal Proposal (submitted November 2019)
- Summary of Needs Assessment Findings and Strategic Plan
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
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