Preschool Development Grant

Minnesota's Preschool Development Birth through Five grants focus on supporting families with young children who are experiencing racial, geographic, and economic inequities so they can be born healthy and thrive within their families and community. The grant supports the state’s vision by aligning and coordinating multiple systems to help families with young children (prenatal to age 5) navigate through the system more efficiently. The grant is a partnership between the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services, along with the Children’s Cabinet.

Minnesota is proud to announce that the state has been awarded a three-year $26.7 million federal grant to implement the work of the one-year planning grant. 

Activities from the renewal grant are informed by the planning grant, as outlined on the Planning Grant Overview webpage. See activities from the grant on the Planning Grant Projects and the Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan webpages.

Learn about what the state’s grant progress on the Renewal Grant Overview and Renewal Grant Projects pages.


  • Renewal Grant Summary - 2/26/20
    Minnesota was awarded a renewal grant to continue the work of the Preschool Development Planning Grant. This summary includes activities within the proposal to be implemented between December 31, 2019 – December 30, 2022.
  • Young Multilingual Children in Minnesota - 2/21/20
    This report explores parent perceptions of children’s language development, family engagement practices and decision-making about early care and education.
  • Minnesota Preschool Development Grant (PDG) Birth-Five (B-5) Renewal Grant - 1/13/20
    Minnesota Preschool Development Grant (PDG) Birth-Five (B-5) Renewal Grant is Minnesota’s application for federal funding. The state was awarded this three-year $26.7 million federal grant beginning December 31, 2019. The document outlines the state’s proposed activities, timelines and budget. Note that the state was awarded less than application so activities and budgets are subject to change.
  • Preschool Development Grant Birth-Five (PDG B-5) Overview - 6/3/19
    The Preschool Development Grant Overview summarizes activities that will be conducted through the planning grant period. This document is designed to be used as a handout with stakeholders.
  • Preschool Development Grant Birth-Five (PDG B-5) Project Description - 1/14/19
    The Preschool Development Grant Birth-Five (PDG B-5) Project Description is Minnesota’s application for federal funding. The document outlines the state’s proposed activities, timelines and budget. Note that the state was awarded less than application so activities and budgets are subject to change.