Policy & Funding
HHS Funds Preschool Development Grants
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the 45 recipients of the Preschool Development Grants competition.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education are investing in 45 state education agencies through the Preschool Development Grants program that targets needs for children from birth to age 5 through early education learning opportunities. Each of the grants will last for one year.
The PDG B-5 initiative is designed to help state agencies develop, design, update or implement a strategic plan, based on the findings from a statewide B-5 needs assessment, that creates opportunities for collaboration and coordination among existing programs for early childhood care across the state focused on low-income and disadvantaged children to improve their transitions into kindergarten and elementary school. The program calls for states to develop more efficient ways to align and strengthen the delivery of existing programs and to create recommendations to better use existing resources.
The full list of recipients is below:
- Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education-$10,620,000
- Alaska Department of Education and Early Development-$2,617,353
- Arkansas Department of Human Services-$3,506,749
- Arizona Department of Education-$1,396,806
- California Department of Education-$10,620,000
- Colorado Department of Human Services-$5,801,793
- Connecticut Office of Early Childhood-$8,591,087
- Delaware Department of Education-$4,236,837
- District of Columbia Education Office-$10,620,000
- Florida Department of Education-$8,520,000
- Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning-$2,961,044
- Hawaii Department of Human Services-$965,530
- Illinois Office of the Governor-$3,702,937
- Indiana Family and Social Services Administration-$6,895,336
- Iowa Department of Management-$2,190,119
- Kansas Department of Education-$4,482,305
- Commonwealth of Kentucky-$10,620,000
- Louisiana Department of Education-$7,100,000
- Maine Department of Education-$1,011,080
- Maryland Department of Education-$10,618,584
- Massachusetts Executive Office of Education-$1,801,346
- Michigan Department of Education-$5,058,813
- Minnesota Department of Education-$4,705,603
- Mississippi Community College Board-$10,620,000
- Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services-$4,208,250
- Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services-$4,141,560
- Nevada Department of Education-$606,515
- University of New Hampshire-$3,843,557
- New Jersey Department of Children and Families-$10,620,000
- New Mexico Department of Children Youth and Families-$5,374,596
- New York Office of Children and Family Services-$8,732,006
- North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services-$4,486,842
- North Dakota Department of Public Instruction-$2,275,771
- Ohio Department of Job and Family Services-$10,486,896
- Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Foundation, Inc-$3,116,729
- Oregon Department of Education-$4,257,418
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania-$10,553,711
- Rhode Island Department of Human Services-$4,194,057
- South Carolina Department of Social Services-$3,453,679
- Texas Education Agency-$1,789,455
- Utah Department of Workforce Services-$538,000
- State of Vermont-$3,363,695
- Virginia Department of Education-$9,900,948
- Virgin Islands Department of Human Services-$725,112
- Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families-$5,270,656
More information about the PDG B-5 initiative can be found here.
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