ECFC Co-Sponsored Webinar

Birth to Five Preschool Development Grants

Co-Sponsored with the BUILD Initiative,  this webinar reviewed the USDHHS and USED Notice of Funding Available for the BIRTH TO FIVE Preschool Development Grant (PDG), and the opportunity for states to continue building their early childhood systems with $240M available.  

ECFC members have a history of successful public-private partnerships to help states and territories apply for Federal grants and to make the most out of the funds that are available.  

This webinar featured:

  • Lori Connors-Tadros (CEELO) and Susan Hibbard (BUILD) sharing specifics of the funding opportunity and the work they are helping to organize (with the Ounce, the Alliance, EdCounsel and others) to support state leaders.
  • ECFC members sharing examples of how they have in the past supported state leaders to make the most of significant federal opportunities.


Other PDG B-5 Resources:

  • An important aspect of the PDG B-5 application process will be to inventory currently existing state needs assessments, reports, and strategic  planning efforts and align them with the needs assessment questions to identify gaps.  Click here for a list of federally mandated needs assessments.
  • ZERO TO THREE developed a series of resources to support states in      including an intentional focus on infants and toddlers in PDG B-5    applications.

Helpful Sample Resources from Colorado: