American Indian/Alaska Native Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants

5/15/14

Estimated Post Date: 5/20/14
Estimated Application Due Date: 8/4/14
Estimated Award Date: 11/4/14
Estimated Start Date: 12/1/14

Estimated Funding: $14,683,125
Estimated Number of Awards: 20
Estimated Award Ceiling: $14,683,125

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $15 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services.  ACF solicits applications from public entities or private non-profit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in section 645A of the Head Start Act.

For more information, interested applicants should visit http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/grants/ehs-ccp.

Please note that the funding opportunity number (FON) has changed to HHS-2015-ACF-OHS-HI-R11-0825.

Source: Administration of Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast/index.cfm?switch=grant.view&gff_grants_forecastInfoID=70263

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

5/15/14

Estimated Post Date: 5/20/14
Estimated Application Due Date: 8/4/14
Estimated Award Date: 11/4/14
Estimated Start Date: 12/1/14

Estimated Funding: $650,000,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 300
Estimated Award Ceiling: $54,933,590
Estimated Award Floor: $750,000

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $500 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. ACF solicits applications from public entities, including states, or private non-profit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in section 645A of the Head Start Act.

For more information, interested applicants should visit http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/grants/ehs-ccp.

Please note that the funding opportunity number (FON) has changed to HHS-2015-ACF-OHS-HP-0814.

Source: Administration of Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast/index.cfm?switch=grant.view&gff_grants_forecastInfoID=70264

Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships

2/27/2014

As part of President Obama’s Early Education Plan, ACF will support states and communities in expanding high quality early learning to over 100,000 infants and toddlers through the Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships. Through these partnerships, Early Head Start grantees will partner with center-based and family child care providers who agree to meet Early Head Start Program Performance Standards and provide comprehensive, full-day, full year high-quality services to infants and toddlers from low-income families.

The Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships will provide children and families with access to high-quality early learning experiences that support working families by providing a full-day, full-year program so that more vulnerable children have the healthy and enriching early experiences they need to realize their full potential.

In addition to high-quality early learning experiences, Early Head Start programs provide high quality comprehensive services that benefit children, families, and teachers, including:

  • Health, developmental and behavioral screenings
  • Higher health, safety and nutrition standards
  • Increased professional development opportunities for teachers
  • Increased parent engagement opportunities

How will Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership funds be awarded?

Funds will be awarded competitively through the Early Head Start grant process.

Who is eligible to participate in the Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships?

All agencies eligible to apply for Early Head Start funds can apply for Partnership competition grants, including tribes and territories, community organizations, non-profit or for profit organizations, and state and local governments.

Additional Resources

 

Source: Administration for Children and Families

Available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ecd/early-head-start-child-care-partnerships

Race to the Top — Early Learning Challenge

The RTT-ELC grant competition will focus on improving early learning and development programs for young children by supporting States’ efforts to: (1) increase the number and percentage of low-income and disadvantaged children in each age group of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are enrolled in high-quality early learning programs; (2) design and implement an integrated system of high-quality early learning programs and services; and (3) ensure that any use of assessments conforms with the recommendations of the National Research Council’s reports on early childhood. (§1832(b)(1), title VIII, Division B of P.L. 112-10, the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011).

Awards in Race to the Top will go to States that are leading the way with ambitious yet achievable plans for implementing coherent, compelling, and comprehensive early learning education reform.

Source: U.S. Department of Education

Available at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-earlylearningchallenge/index.html

Notice to 10 Expansion Supplement Awards to implement the First Lady’s Let’s Move! in Indian Country (LMIC) initiative

7/21/11

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA), announces the award of ten expansion supplement awards to Native American Tribes that are currently combating the epidemic of health issues in Native America. Expansion supplement funds will support activities associated with the First Lady’s initiative, Let’s Move! in Indian Country. Under the program, grantee Tribes have set forth goals and milestones that will benefit Native youth, children, and families.

Source: Federal Register

Available at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-07-21/html/2011-18377.htm