Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grant Program
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 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. Initial funding for this pilot was included in Governor McAuliffe's FY17-18 biennial budget and approved by the 2016 General Assembly. Continued funding was provided in the FY19-20 budget.
On December 10, 2018, Governor Northam announced the third round of Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grants to 6 local communities. Learn more about third round grantees here.
Third Round of Mixed-Delivery Grantees
ACT for Alexandria Early Care and Education Workgroup (Alexandria)
Early Learning Project, College of Education, James Madison University (Harrisonburg/Rockingham County)
Rappahannock County Public Schools (Rappahannock County)
United Way – Thomas Jefferson Area (Charlottesville/Albemarle County)
United Way of Roanoke Valley (Cities of Roanoke and Salem; Counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Franklin)
New River Valley Regional Commission (Counties of Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd)
On June 16, 2017, Governor McAuliffe announced the second round of Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grant Program grantees. Learn more about second round grantees here.
Second Round of Mixed-Delivery Grantees
Fairfax County Office for Children (Fairfax County)
Fauquier County Public Schools (Fauquier County)
Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond (Chesterfield County)
Smart Beginnings Southwest Virginia (Carroll, Russell and Tazewell Counties and City of Bristol)
Total Action for Progress (Craig County)
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 first round grantees here.
First Round of Mixed-Delivery Grantees
James Madison University
Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area
United Way of Roanoke Valley
United Way - Thomas Jefferson Area
Wythe County Public Schools
2018 GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION
Details about these grants, including grant priorities, eligibility requirements, and award amounts can be found below.
(Click links below to view documents)
|September 5, 2018 - Request for Proposals released|
|September 11 at 2:00 PM - RFP Informational Webinar|
|Week of September 24, 2018 - Individual TA sessions for applicants by phone, as requested|
|October 4 at 2:00 PM - Q&A Webinar|
|Individual TA sessions for applicants by phone, as requested|
|November 9, 2018 - Applications due|
|December 2018 - Award notification|
|Technical assistance in the form of webinars, FAQs, and phone calls will be provided throughout the application period.|
Please stay tuned to VECF social media and website for updates.