Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grant
2017 GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION
Letter of Interest Form (link to online form for submission of LOI)
Letter of Interest Form Preview (this pdf allows you to preview LOI form before completing online)
Introductory Information & Technical Assistance session (2/28/17 at 2PM) - Register Here
Funding Announcement (1/31/17)
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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 (VECF) 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 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 below:
James Madison University
Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area
United Way of Roanoke Valley
United Way - Thomas Jefferson Area
Wythe County Public Schools
You can also read about the Evaluation Plan for the Mixed-Delivery Preschool grant program.
ARCHIVED INFORMATION FROM 2016 GRANT PROGRAM
Recording of RFP Review/Informational Webinar (4/28/16)
RFP Information & Instructions for Application