The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly with the Department of Education (ED) is soliciting applications from eligible states to carry out the activities of the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5). The PDG B-5 grant seeks to empower state governments to better leverage federal, state and local early care and education investments. States are not to create another early childhood program, but rather help coordinate early childhood programs and services that already exist in the state according to the identified needs of the state. This grant seeks to assist states in helping low-income and disadvantaged children enter kindergarten prepared and ready to succeed in school and to help improve the transitions from the early care and education setting to elementary school. The PDG B-5 grant aims to assist States in the coordination of their existing early childhood services and funding streams for the purpose of improving services to children birth through age six in a mixed delivery system.