Virginia Preschool Initiative Local Grant Program; created. (HB144)

Introduced By

Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Preschool Initiative Local Grant Program.  Creates a grant program to be administered by the Virginia Department of Education to improve training for preschool educators; create, outfit, or expand preschool classrooms; implement the Virginia Quality Rating and Improvement System; ensure the availability of preschool education for the children of veterans; and create innovative early childhood programs for rural communities where access to services is difficult. The grant program shall be funded by the unused moneys allocated by the General Assembly towards the Virginia Preschool Initiative, which requires a local match in order for such funds to be utilized. Grants shall be awarded pursuant to a competitive request for proposals process designed to ensure that all service providers in the Commonwealth, regardless of size or geographic location, are afforded the opportunity to apply for funds. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102082D
01/05/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2012Assigned Education sub: Students and Early Education
01/19/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/19/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2012Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2012Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB144)
02/06/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/20/2012Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB261.