Preschool Development Grant 1.0
Preschool Development Grant
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).
Click here to view Arizona’s initial PDG B5 application
PDG Community Meeting Resources
February 2019 Statewide PDG COP Meeting:
PDG FY19 Cohort Meeting Dates:
Resources for Participating PDG Programs
Grants Management and Budget
Grants Management Enterprise (GME) Request PowerPoint
Instructions to gain access to the ADE Grants Management Funding Application Page
PDG Expenditure Report Guidelines
General Statement of Assurance FY18
General Statement of Assurance Overview
For additional Grants Management and Budget resources, refer to the “Grants Management Resources Library” tab after logging into GME: gme.azed.gov.
Sustainability of Funding
Resources for Sustainability of Funding & Quality
ADE ECE PDG Community of Practice Welcome
AzAEYC AZToolkit: Save Time and Money, Improve Quality
Cost of Preschool Quality (CPQ) Communications Toolkit
DES Child Care Administration
First Things First and the PDG
Quality First Buy-In
Quality First Redesign
Supporting Quality ECE through Quality Nutrition Programs
Sustainability Planning Framework
Tempe PRE Overview
ADE ECE 218 Sustainability Presentation
ECTA: Financing Strategies and Collaborative Funding
ECTA: Preschool Inclusion Finance Toolkit
Financing A Birth to Five Program (Example Model)
Spending Smarter: A Funding Guide for Policymakers and Advocates to Promote Social and Emotional Health and School Readiness
Sustainability Action Plan and Promoting the Benefits of the ECE Program (Planning Tools)
Child Find Analysis
Comprehensive Professional Development Plan
Education Attainment Plan
Family Engagement Plan
Family Engagement Self-Assessment
Individual Professional Development Growth Plan
Sample 45 Day Screener
Transition Plan Template
PDG FY20 Child Family Application (PDF)
PDG Funding 2018-2019
Preschool Development Grant (PDG) 2018-2019 Funding
PDG is a competitive grant. Eligible providers that wish to participate must:
- Submit a proposal that outlines the number of children they propose to serve, as well as their service opportunities (full-day, or part-day combined with other funds to complete a full-day, and number of months); and
- Be determined eligible and of sufficient quality to participate in the funding; and
- Have the capacity to meet grant deliverables including programmatic, fiscal, and infrastructure capacities.
Funding allocations will be determined based on the information submitted in the proposal, the number of eligible programs, and total funding available. Proposals are submitted via electronic survey link to ADE ECE and must be submitted by the due date to be considered.
Allocations are dependent on available funding. Funding will be distributed based on the eligible programs who submit proposals for the upcoming fiscal year funding. There is the possibility that not all eligible programs will be chosen for participation nor may proposals be fully funded. All proposals will receive notification of award or non-award of PDG. Award letters will be sent via email to awarded sub-grantees. The award letter which will indicate total program funding award as well as the total number of children that can be served with the funding.
Allocations are calculated by the number of slots (full-time, or part-time combined with other funds to enhance a full day) and number of service months (9 or 10 months) and are limited to the funding amounts in the chart below:
Informational Webinar: Watch the informational webinar to learn more about the PDG fiscal year 2018-2019 funding opportunity to increase access for age- and income-eligible children to attend high quality preschool.
PDG FY19 Informational Webinar Flier
PDG FY19 Informational Webinar Presentation PDF
icon Video Recorded PDG FY19 Informational Webinar: https://cms.azed.gov/home/GetDocumentFile?id=5a723a9e3217e1055c9845f4
This document is intended to provide a place to record necessary information before submitting a proposal: PDG FY19 Proposal Template. The survey platform does not permit submitters to save and return to the submission.
For additional guidance and information related to PDG FY20 implementation and requirements: PDG 2020 Manual
For questions or technical assistance: [email protected] or 602-364-1530.