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
- Great Strides Begin With Small Steps: Evaluating the Steps Pilot
- Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing in Michigan
- Connecting Families to the Mixed-Delivery System: Evaluation of Trusted Advisors Grant in Michigan
- Building Knowledge and Connections: Evaluation of Virtual Caregiving Conversations in Michigan
- Michigan Listen and Learn Symposium Report
- WIDA Early Years Resources
- Participation Opportunities (focus groups, surveys, etc.)
- Literacy Scan Research Report Executive Summary
- Michigan Coordinated Eligibility and Enrollment Landscape (Executive Summary)
- Michigan Coordinated Eligibility and Enrollment Landscape (Full Report)
- Michigan Coordinated Eligibility and Enrollment Project (Webinar series, toolkit, and Community of Practice Information)
- Limited Choices and Long Drives: Living in Rural Michigan With Young Children
Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan
- Needs Assessment of Michigan's Prenatal through Age Five Mixed Delivery System
- Summary of Needs Assessment Findings and Strategic Plan
- Michigan's Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal Proposal (submitted November 2019)
- Michigan's Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Application (submitted November 2, 2018)
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