Mixed Delivery Preschool Grants (Applications due by April 29th)


The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) is pleased to share with you the official Request for Proposals (RFP) and instructions for applying for the 2019 Mixed-Delivery Preschool Grant Program! The grant program provides Virginia communities the unique opportunity to field-test strategies and solutions to barriers that have prevented all eligible children from participating in Virginia’s preschool initiative. Grantees will promote flexible public-private partnerships to increase the proportion of preschoolers served in private child care sites, demonstrating community-driven collaboration and shared decision-making among education leaders.

Completed applications are due by April 29th and will be submitted through an online grant process.

Important dates:

• April 29, 2019 - Applications due

• June 2019 - Award notification

• July 1, 2019 - December 15, 2021 - Project period

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.

To receive announcements and reminders about the grant program, follow VECF on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our Mixed-Delivery webpage for all information regarding the grant program and application process. For questions or comments, please send inquires to mixeddelivery@vecf.org

A mixed-delivery system made up of early learning services in both public and private settings is not only an important strategy for reaching the most at-risk children but also contributes to an integrated systems approach to quality early education for all young children in Virginia. We hope to engage many of you and your communities in this important work.


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