Early Childhood Integrated Financing Toolkit
State Early Childhood Funding Streams At-a-Glance
State Program (Agency)
FY18 Funds for VA
What Are the Main Requirements?
Virginia Preschool Initiative
$69,097,338 state general funds
$6,326 per pupil funding for FY19 & FY20
The VPI program was established by the General Assembly in 1995 and began in FY1996 to provide VA communities with funding to enable them to provide 4-year-old children at-risk of school failure, but not served by the federal Head Start program, with a high-quality preschool education.
The local plan must address:
• Providing a quality preschool education;
• Health services;
• Family engagement;
• The facilitation of comprehensive services; and
• A transportation plan.
The preschool education may be full- or part-day, and cover the VA