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Head Start Replacement Grant

Funding for Local Early Childhood Educational
Services in Washington DC

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Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Deadline Date:

07/12/11 4:30 PM EST


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Funding is available for local non-profit or for-profit agencies that provide a complete range of child development services for economically disadvantaged families and their children. Funding is especially intended to support services that help preschoolers develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school. These services will help children from economically disadvantaged families develop the social, cognitive, and emotional skills they need to succeed in life.

The purpose of this grant is to provide for the continuation of Head Start services as provided by the former grantee, Nation's Capital Child & Family Development, Inc. For this funding opportunity, each program must assure that at least 10 percent of the total number of children served are children with disabilities.

A grantee may provide part-day, center- or home-based, programs for eight or nine months a year. Alternatively, a grantee also has the option of providing full-day, full-year services and may collaborate with local child care providers to help meet the child care needs of parents who are either working or in job training.

Applicants must demonstrate their strong organizational capacity and fiscal responsibility, as well as the local need and demand for their services. Additionally, applicants must be able to provide for at least 20 percent of the total approved cost of the project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125214

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Term of Contract:

12 months


  • Child Care Center
  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • Early Childhood Providers
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Head Start
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Pre-School Special Education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible for these grants.

Pre-Application Information:

There is a pre-application recording available for all parties interested in applying for this
Head Start Replacement Grant opportunity. This pre-application recording is intended to
provide prospective applicants with an overview of this program announcement. The pre-application recording will attempt to clarify common questions by highlighting information in the announcement. The recording will be available from now until the closing date of the announcement.

Additional information pertaining to this pre-application recording can be obtained
by contacting the OHS Operations Center, ATTN: Office of Head Start at or call 866-796-1591 or TTY: 711

To Request an application, either go to the website or contact: Shawna Pinckney, Office of Head Start, OHS Operations Center, c/o Lux Consulting Group, 8405 Colesville Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910. You may contact her by phone at: (866) 796-1591

Applications may be submitted online using the website.

All applicants are required to have Central Contractor Registration, which may be made online at or by phone at 1-866-606-8220.

To submit by mail send to:
Office of Head Start
OHS Operations Center
c/o Lux Consulting Group
8405 Colesville Road
Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910

To submit by hand delivery send to:
Office of Head Start
OHS Operations Center
c/o Lux Consulting Group
8405 Colesville Road
Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Applications submitted in hard copy must show a DUNS Number. A DUNS Number is a nine-digit number established and assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to uniquely identify business entities. A DUNS number may be acquired at no cost online at To acquire a DUNS number by phone, contact the D&B Government Customer Response Center:U.S. and U.S Virgin Islands: 1-866-705-5711; Alaska and Puerto Rico: 1-800-234-3867 (Select Option 2, then Option 1). Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., c.s.t.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For all questions contact:
Shawna Pinckney
1250 Maryland Ave SW

Phone: (866) 796-1591

A summary of the questions and OHS responses submitted via Email will be posted on the ACF grant opportunities webpage at as soon as they become available.

Grant Coverage Areas:

Washington, DC

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC