Preschool Development Grant
Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (2019)
Oregon received a $4.2 million initial 12-month Preschool Development Grant in 2019 along with 45 other states. The federal Preschool Development Grant is aimed at building state and local infrastructure to deliver quality early childhood programs and establish stronger coordination and collaboration across program and sectors, including strong tribal partnerships. ELD’s plan accelerates goals within the Governor’s Children’s Agenda and the Early Learning Council’s recently adopted strategic plan, Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Learning System Plan.
Through the initial Grant opportunity, which wraps up in February 2020, the Administration for Children and Families required all states to complete activities under five activities:
- Conducting a statewide needs assessment
- Developing or refining a statewide strategic plan
- Maximizing parental choice and knowledge
- Sharing best practices among early childhood providers
- Improving the overall quality of early childhood education services
Preschool Development Grant Renewal (2020-23)
In December 2019, Oregon received notice that its renewal grant application was funded at $8.9 million a year for three years, for a total of $26.6 million. Oregon’s renewal grant application expands services for children and improves systems elements that are critical toward supporting families, children, and early childhood educators. More information on the grant is forthcoming.
Each Preschool Development Grant (PDG) B-5 Application is posted in the applications section to the right.