Preschool Development Grant B-5

Michigan is one of 46 states and territories to receive funding through the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5).

PDG B-5 grants, which differ significantly from the previous Preschool Development Grants, are designed to fund states to conduct a comprehensive statewide birth through five needs assessment followed by in-depth strategic planning, while enhancing parent choice and expanding the current mixed delivery system consisting of a wide range of provider types and settings, including child care centers and home-based child care providers, Head Start and Early Head Start, state pre-kindergarten, and home visiting service providers across the public, private and faith-based sectors.

Michigan’s federal award during the grant period (12/31/2018 – 12/30/2019) is $5,058,813, with a state match of $1,517,644 for a total of $6,576,457.

Michigan Goals for the PDG B-5 Grant that are working toward realizing Michigan’s vision to be one of the best states to raise a child.

  • Strengthening the overall system and improving the relationship between, state, regional, and local entities that support young children and their families.

  • Better identifying children in need of programs and services.

  • Better connecting families to programs and services.

  • Improving transitions and connections between program.

PDG B-5 Grant Required Activities

  1. Conducting or updating a periodic needs assessment;

  2. Developing or updating a strategic plan;

  3. Maximizing parental choice and knowledge about the state’s mixed delivery system;

  4. Sharing best practices; and

  5. Improving the overall quality of early childhood care and education activities.

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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
milanoj@michigan.gov
517-241-6997

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