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Early Head Start Grantee -- Santa Clara County, California

Contract for Services to a Santa Clara County, California Nonprofit,
For-Profit, or Agency for Comprehensive Early Childcare Services

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Office of Head Start (OHS)

Deadline Date:

04/11/19 4:30 PM ET - Paper applications; 11:59 PM ET - Electronic applications

Description:

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Contract for services to a Santa Clara County, California nonprofit, agency, faith-based organization, or business for programs to prepare children from birth to age five for school. Required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. Funding is intended for programs to give disadvantaged children a strong early education so that they arrive in kindergarten on par with their peers.

The federally-funded Head Start program provides high-quality, comprehensive early education programming to low-income children and families so that children start school ready to succeed. The Office of Head Start (OHS) is offering applicants the opportunity to apply for funding to serve infants, toddlers, and pregnant women. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications from public or private non-profit organizations, including faith-based organizations or for-profit organizations that seek to provide a high-quality, comprehensive Early Head Start program, in a manner that ensures continuous services and seamless transitions for children and families residing in Santa Clara County, California.

The goal of this FOA is to ensure an equitable distribution of resources to meet the demonstrated community needs of children from birth to age 3, and ensuring continuity of services and taking into account the availability of high-quality and comprehensive early childhood education opportunities. Please note that applicants responding to this FOA will be expected to begin providing Early Head Start services quickly after award, with a minimal startup period, to support limited to no disruption in services to the currently enrolled children and families in this service area.

For additional information, please see Program Description located on the RFP:
https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2019-ACF-OHS-CH-R09-1592_0.pdf#page=4

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185332

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,456,718

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,456,718

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Project Start Date: July 1, 2019

Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • 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
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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. ยง 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 Santa Clara County, California.

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.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

Funding Restrictions:
https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2019-ACF-OHS-CH-R09-1592_0.pdf#page=45

Pre-Application Information:

Application Due Date: April 11, 2019 by 11:59 PM ET (online submission)

Applicants may request an exemption from required electronic application submission. If such exemption is granted, the deadline for receipt of paper applications is April 11, 2019 by 4:30 PM ET.

The registration process at Grants.gov can take up to four weeks to complete. Therefore, registration should be done in sufficient time to ensure it does not impact your ability to meet required application submission deadlines.

All entities applying for funding, including renewal funding, must have a DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). Applicants must enter the DUNS number in the data entry field labeled "Organizational DUNS" on the SF-424 form.

In addition to having a DUNS number, organizations applying online through Grants.gov must register with SAM in order to apply online. Failure to register with SAM will prevent your organization from applying through Grants.gov.

Plan ahead. Please allow at least 10 business days after you submit your registration for it to become active in SAM and at least an additional 24 hours before that registration information is available in other government systems, i.e., Grants.gov.

Grantees must, unless a waiver is granted, contribute 20 percent of the total cost of the program from non-federal funds.

View this RFP online:
https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2019-ACF-OHS-CH-R09-1592_0.htm

View the opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311905

How to Apply for a Grant:
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/howto

FAQs on Application and Review Processes:
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/howto#chapter-9

Contact Information:

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

Submit paper applications to one of the following addresses:

Submission By Mail:
Office of Head Start
OHS Operations Center
1401 Mercantile Lane
Suite 401
Largo, MD 20774

Hand Delivery:
Office of Head Start
OHS Operations Center
1401 Mercantile Lane
Suite 401
Largo, MD 20774

Program Office Contact:

Shawna Pinckney
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Head Start
Phone: (888) 242-0684
Email: OHSTech@reviewops.org

Office of Grants Management Contact

Jeff Newton
Administration for Children and Families
Phone: (303) 844-1149
Email: Jeff.newton@acf.hhs.gov

CFDA Number:

93.600

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2019-ACF-OHS-CH-R09-1592

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Santa Clara County