The U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services announced the that applications are now available for the $250 million Preschool Development Grants competition. The goal of Preschool Development Grants is to support states – including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico – in building, developing, and expanding voluntary, high-quality preschool programs in high-need communities for children from low- and moderate-income families. The new grant program will be jointly administered by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.

Who May Apply: (by category) Governors. Awards are made to States. States are the eligible applicants under section 14006(a)(2) of the ARRA. As defined by section 14013 of the ARRA, the term “State” means each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Deadline for transmitting applications: October 14, 2014

Awards announced by: December 31, 2014

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