Preschool Development Grant

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is the PDG primarily on a state level to conduct needs assessments and come up with a strategic plan?

A. Yes! The PDG is a Statewide grant, but is intended to reach people at many levels of involvement. Participation is sought from parents and families, Early Childhood Educators and Service Providers as well as State level leaders in both public and private settings. Two activities that are the major focus and must be completed are a Statewide Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan. There are other activities also included in the scope of the grant that will inform and enhance the Assessment and Planning processes.

 

Q. Is the PDG potentially available for communities to apply for funding?

A. The PDG Program Management Team (PMT) will be applying for continuation funding later this year. That plan will include strategies which were identified in the Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning processes. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to get involved with the Strategic Planning input processes so that the plan is comprehensive and takes into account a broad set of perspectives. The PDG PMT is exploring ways to receive suggestions for funding requests that meet the strategies identified in the Strategic Planning process. The PDG e-newsletter will be utilized to communicate those plans.

 

Q. Is the PDG primarily on a state level? 

A. Yes! The PDG is a Statewide grant but is intended to reach people at many levels of involvement. Participation in the ongoing work is sought from parents and families, Early Childhood Educators and Service Providers as well as State level leaders in both public and private settings. There are many activities associated with the grant that provide opportunities for involvement. In first six months, a major focus is the expansion of the preliminary Strategic Plan to include implementation activities. Input is needed from a broad cross-section of participants to assure the success and sustainability of the efforts. To learn more go to: (link) 

 

Q. Is the PDG potentially available for communities to apply for funding? 

A. A PDG Renewal Grant has been awarded to Nebraska from March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021, with potential additional awards for years two and three. One of the activities included in the grant scope will support locally designed efforts to improve family experiences. Called the Communities for Kids Plus (C4K+) project, Nebraska will increase the number of communities with high-functioning and sustainable family support and early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) backbones and services. To do this, community subgrants will be distributed by the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF) with a priority given to those communities and or consortium of communities that are focused on serving children with the greatest needs.  


Thank you for your interest in early child care and Nebraska's Preschool Development Grant. Please submit any questions you have about this work below.

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