Preschool Development Grant – CFDA 84.419

Program Description

The Preschool Development Grants competition supports States to build or enhance a preschool program infrastructure that would enable the delivery of high-quality preschool, and expand high-quality preschool programs in targeted high – need communities.  Arizona wrote for and received 20 million dollars annually for up to 4 years totaling 80 million dollars during the development phase. Over the next 4 years 65% of the funding will go directly to Arizona sub grantees to provide high-quality, comprehensive preschool program services for eligible children.  Thirty five percent of the funding will be used by the State for infrastructure development needed to support high-quality preschool systems.  This will be achieved through increasing access to Quality First (Mental Health Consultation, Inclusion Coaching, Child Care Health Consultation), providing high level coursework leading to teacher certification, Institutes of Higher Education capacity building efforts, and the Arizona Department of Education Longitudinal Data System (SLDS).

To view Arizona’s Federal Application, click here.  To view the Abstract, click here.

Community Meeting Resources

  • To view the Power Point that was given at the Preschool Development Grant community informational meetings, click HERE
  • To view the Planning Worksheet, click HERE
  • Fact Sheet
  • PDG Year 3 Informational Webinar – Watch prior to completing proposal form (below)

*New PDG Year 3 programs must be licensed by a State or Tribal licensing regulatory agency and enrolled in Quality First by Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Programs Awarded To Date

To view the list of awarded programs, click here

Resources for Participating Programs