Head Start and/or Early Head Start Expansion – Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina

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Funding Opportunity ID: 328302
Opportunity Number: HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-1818
Opportunity Title: Head Start and/or Early Head Start Expansion – Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.600
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility: It is important to note that the eligibility requirements are different for Head Start and Early Head Start. Entities applying for Head Start only – OR – both Head Start and Early Head Start: Eligible applicants are limited to local public or private non-profit agencies, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or local for-profit agencies, pursuant to Section 641(a)(1) of the Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9836(a)(1) in the service area, that can provide Head Start services to children and families residing in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. Applicants must demonstrate they meet the statutory requirement for designation as a Head Start and/or Early Head Start agency as defined in the Head Start Act. For designation as a Head Start agency, ACF will consider all "qualified applicants in such community" as required by Section 641(d) where the applicant demonstrates it has an organizational base within the community to be served. This could be established by virtue of the applicant being a provider of services in the community or having a clear relationship to the community as evidenced, for example, by board representation from the community or by evidence of the support of community leaders, including, but not limited to mayors; city council members; school principals; presidents of local chambers of commerce; county government officials; social service provider organizations; community organizations representing low-income, minority, or other relevant sectors of the community; and child care providers and organizations. Entities applying for Early Head Start only: Eligible applicants are any public or private non-profit agencies, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies pursuant to Section 645A(d) of the Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9840a.(d). Eligibility is limited to public or private non-profit organizations, including faith-based organizations or for-profit organizations in the service area that can provide Early Head Start services to children and families residing in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. Entities operating Head Start programs are eligible to operate Early Head Start programs. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-OHS
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – OHS
Posted Date: Jul 23, 2020
Close Date: Sep 21, 2020 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: Jul 23, 2020
Award Ceiling: $4,027,077
Award Floor: $300,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $21,140,818
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS) announces funding for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive early learning services for newly-enrolled, income-eligible pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and children from birth to compulsory school age in communities within the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will solicit applications only from agencies with an existing Head Start, Early Head Start, or Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership grant award. ACF expects that expansion of an existing Head Start or Early Head Start program can include any of the following: adding slots within existing center-based classrooms or family child care programs; adding new classrooms to an existing center; adding or establishing entirely new centers or family child care homes; and/or adding new slots to a home-based program option. ACF is also interested in new and innovative approaches to connect families to an array of support services, in an effort to establish Head Start as a Community Services Hub in the local community and create a more collaborative, family-centered approach to services. ACF is primarily interested in proposals for Community Services Hub models that will promote family self-sufficiency and overall well-being, and ultimately improve parent and child outcomes. Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at OHSTech@reviewops.org for additional information.
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