News Posts: Innovation and Early Learning

Subpart 4 – Ready-to-Learn Television

SEC. 4643. [20 U.S.C. 7293] READY TO LEARN PROGRAMMING. AWARDS TO PROMOTE SCHOOL READINESS THROUGH READY TO LEARN PROGRAMMING.— IN GENERAL.—Awards made to eligible entities described in paragraph (3) to fulfill the purpose described in section 4641(a)(2) shall— be known as ”Ready to Learn Programming awards”; and be used to— develop, produce, and distribute accessible educational and instructional video programming for preschool and elementary […]

Preschool Development Grant – Birth through Five

The Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) program is a $250 million competitive federal grant designed to improve states’ early childhood systems by building upon existing federal, state, and local early care and learning investments. PDG B-5 was established in 2015 through the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized the Elementary […]


PDG B-5 TA Contractor’s Webpage (HHS) National Technical Assistance Center for Preschool Development Grants Birth Through Five (PDG B-5 TA) | Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System ( Early Learning Newsletter Early Childhood Policy Matters Podcast | Child Care Technical Assistance Network ( This podcast is geared towards early childhood professionals and strategic partners, hoping […]


2017 Annual Performance Report We have posted the 2017 Annual Performance Reports (APRs). State Individual Preschool Development Grants Annual Performance Reports for 2017 Alabama [PDF, 1.5M] Arkansas [PDF, 1.5M] Arizona [PDF, 1.5M] Connecticut [PDF, 1.5M] Hawaii [PDF, 1.5M] Illinois [PDF, 1.5M] Louisiana [PDF, 1.5M] Massachusetts [PDF, 1.5M] Maryland [PDF, 1.5M] Maine [PDF, 1.5M] Montana [PDF, 1.5M] New Jersey [PDF, 1.5M] Nevada [PDF, 1.5M] New York [PDF, 1.5M] Rhode Island [PDF, […]


PDG B-5 Initial and Renewal Grant Awardees: State/Territory Abstract Federal Award Initial Grant Federal Award Renewal Grant (Amount Requested Annually for Years 2-4) Total PROPOSED FEDERAL AWARD Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education  PDF $10,620,000 $11,178,750 $44,156,250 California Department of Education  PDF $10,620,000 $13,414,500 $50,863,500 Colorado Department of Human Services  PDF $5,801,793 $11,171,968 $39,317,697 Connecticut […]

Applicant Information

Purposes of the PDG B-5 Initial Grant Develop, update, or implement a strategic plan that facilitates collaboration and coordination among existing programs of early childhood care and education in a mixed delivery system across the State; More efficiently use existing Federal, State, local, and non-governmental resources to align and strengthen the delivery of existing programs; […]

Laws, Regs, Guidance

Legislation Legislation, Regulations, and GuidanceAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Sections 14005, 14006, and 14013, Title XIV, (Public Law 112-10), as amended by section 1832(b) of Division B of the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 112– 10), and the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2012 (Title III Division […]


Eligible Applicants Eligible applicants include states that did not receive an award under funding opportunity number HHS-2018-ACF-OCC-TP-1379. Those States are as follows: Idaho, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, the Territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. With the exception of Tennessee, these states are […]