Preschool Development Grant B-5

Current Office of Great Start Grant Opportunities

Birth to Five Literacy Support Network Hubs Grant

From the PDG B-5, there is an allocated amount not to exceed $600,000 for competitive grants to support the development of ten regional hubs. The regional hubs will provide programs, materials, professional development, and other resources for educators to support literacy learning and learners in their earliest years as the foundations for literacy and future learning.

The ten regional hubs will form a network to increase equitable access and improve early literacy outcomes where providers, children, and families can seek and receive specific developmentally appropriate early literacy supports. The network of hubs will collaborate to support all families and learners with resources aligned to those provided from kindergarten through high school graduation. The ten awards will be in the amount of $60,000 per hub to be expended through December 30, 2021.

Grant Resources

Grant Memo
Literacy Scan Research Report Executive Summary
Grant Presentation Slides
Grant Webinar FAQ
Grant Rubric
Announcement and Application Overview
Application Cover Page
Assurances for Federal Grants
Call for Reviewers
Collaboration Letter
Grant Reviewer Information and Conflict of Interest Form
Hub Region Map
SOE Template
Budget Template

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

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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