Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grant Program
Thanks to funding made available in the 2016-2018 biennial budget by Governor McAuliffe and supported by leaders in the legislature, the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation will fund local pilots to field-test potential solutions to barriers that have prevented all eligible children from participating in Virginia’s preschool initiative. Legislation creating the Mixed Delivery Preschool Fund and Grant Program (House Bill 47, Patron: Greason) outlines specific priorities for the program. By promoting flexibility and “out of the box” thinking, these pilots represent the opportunity to promote more public-private partnerships and increased collaboration between business, education, and community leaders.
On June 16, 2017, Governor McAuliffe announced the second round of Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grant Program grantees. Click here for the Governor's press release. Recipients of mixed-delivery preschool grant funding are as follows:
Fairfax County Office for Children
Fauquier County Public Schools
Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond
Smart Beginnings Southwest Virginia
(Carroll, Russell and Tazewell Counties and City of Bristol)
Total Action for Progress
More information about each recipient's proposal can be found here.
On August 4, 2016, VECF in consultation with the Virginia Department of Education, awarded the first round of Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grants to five local communities. Learn more about the innovative solutions proposed by each of the grantees by reading their project profiles.
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