The Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) is a new, $250 million, competitive federal grant opportunity authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – all 56 states, territories and commonwealths (states) are eligible to apply. The PDG B-5 are designed to support improvements to States’ existing early childhood landscape by building upon existing Federal, State and local early care and learning investments. The new PDG B-5 grants are an innovative bipartisan program created by Congress, and are distinct across purpose, eligibility, duration, matching requirements, use of funds and reporting requirements. The resource below provides additional information about the grants and compares them to the similar, yet unrelated federal “Preschool Development Grant” (Legacy PDG) created during the Obama administration as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
To read more about how the new PDG B-5 are distinct from the legacy grants, check out FFYF’s side by side resource here.