This resource describes the Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five program’s major statutory provisions and key Funding Opportunity Announcement requirements so that applicants have access to easy-to-understand information necessary for the application process.
On September 7, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) – in partnership with the Department of Education – invited states and other eligible jurisdictions to submit applications for the fiscal year 2018 Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five program (FY18 PDG B-5). The grants will fund state-level strategic planning to facilitate early learning and care collaboration aimed at preparing more low-income and disadvantaged children to succeed in elementary school. ACF’s FY18 PDG B-5 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) launches the program’s first implementation since Congress used the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to formally authorize the grants and transfer the program’s primary leadership to ACF, from the Department of Education. This table describes the PDG B-5 program’s major statutory provisions and key FOA requirements, so that applicants have ready access to the materials during the application process. Applicants should, however, refer to the FOA for the comprehensive application requirements, including specified policy focus areas, formatting guidelines, and planning and implementation timelines. Applicants must submit their applications to ACF no later than November 6, with the exception of North Carolina and South Carolina, which have until November 20 to file their plans, based on disruptions associated with Hurricane Florence.