California was recently awarded a competitive three-year Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal (PDG-R) through the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. California will receive $13.4 million each year for three years for a total of $40.2 million through December 30, 2022. The Governor appointed the California Health and Human Services Agency as the lead agency for the grant in collaboration with the California Department of Education (CDE). It is anticipated that projects for the PDG-R will begin in July 2020.
To learn more about PDG-R, please use the following links to download the:
Prior to this grant, CDE was awarded a competitive federal Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG-I) for $10.6 million from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in December of 2018. For more details about this initial grant, visit the California Department of Education’s PDG web page.
A comprehensive analysis of the state’s current early learning and care system, including unmet need for services, can be viewed in the PDG Needs Assessment.
For questions and inquiries, please contact PDG@chhs.ca.gov.