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Native Hawaiian Non-Profit Organization Child Care Grant

Grant to a Hawaii Native Nonprofit for Childcare
Services to Low-Income Native Children

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Office of Child Care (OCC)

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Deadline Date:

06/24/19 4:30 PM ET Paper Application Receipt; 11:59 PM ET Electronic Receipt


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Grant to a Hawaii native nonprofit organization to provide childcare to low-income Native Hawaiian children (under 13 years). Applicants must submit an LOI before applying and are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for childcare services for eligible children, who must be under the age of 13 and reside with a family whose income does not exceed 85 percent of the state median income (or grantee median income) for a family of the same size. The children's parent(s) must either work or attend a job training or educational program or need/or receive protective services.

Programs funded through this FOA must design a child care program that is child-focused, family friendly, and fair to providers. The child care program must adequately address needs and unique circumstances of the Native Hawaiian populations it intends to serve. OCC envisions programs to incorporate the following elements:

- Serving children in safe, healthy, nurturing child care settings that are effective in promoting learning and child development;
- Developing and/or implementing program standards to ensure health and safety and quality of care;
- Minimizing any disruptions to children's development and learning by promoting continuity of care;
- Promoting strategies that ensure an adequate supply of child care providers;
- Providing professional development and other support to child care providers;
- Promoting culturally relevant activities, including language immersion programs, the integration of storytellers, and cultural training for parents and providers;
- Engaging and supporting parents and other family members, including providing consumer education;
- Supporting parent employment and expanding quality choices available to parents;
- Promoting continuous quality improvement activities;
- Coordinating and collaborating with other early care and education programs, schools, and other services as appropriate;
- Ensuring program accountability and integrity; and
- Ensuring children's health and safety through announced and unannounced visits and background checks, by the state or other entity.

To view program requirements, see the FOA:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185875

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000 Per Budget Period
Award Floor: $500,000 Per Budget Period
Average Projected Award Amount: $750,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2019

Length of Project Period: 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Native Hawaiian private non-profit organization[s] established for the purpose of serving youth who are Native Hawaiian as specified in Section 658P(15)(B) of the CCDBG Act (42 U.S.C. §9858n(15)(B)) are eligible applicants for this grant. Grantees under this FOA must use their CCDF funds to serve Native Hawaiian youth as defined in Section 658E(c)(2)(G)(ii)(V)(dd) of the CCDBG Act (42 U.S.C. §9858c(c)(2)).

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.

Although construction/major renovation of child care facilities is allowable, these grants are primarily designed to operate child care programs and construction or major renovation is discouraged. Grant funds cannot be spent for construction/ major renovation until a grantee has been awarded a grant under this FOA and has applied for and received approval from ACF through a separate application process.

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Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Letter of Intent: 05/08/2019
Due Date for Applications: 06/24/2019

The deadline for electronic application submission is 11:59 p.m., ET, on the due date. The deadline for receipt of paper applications is 4:30 p.m., ET, on the due date.

How to Register and Apply through
Read the following instructions about registering to apply for ACF funds. Applicants should read the registration instructions carefully and prepare the information requested before beginning the registration process. Reviewing and assembling the required information before beginning the registration process will alleviate last-minute searches for required information.

The registration process 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.

Organization applicants can find complete instructions here:

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

For more detailed instructions for obtaining a DUNS number, refer to:

Register with SAM: In addition to having a DUNS number, organizations applying online through must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). All organizations must register with SAM in order to apply online. Failure to register with SAM will prevent your organization from applying through

For more detailed instructions for registering with SAM, refer to:

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

Submission By Mail

Abdihakin Abdi
Office of Child Care
Administration for Children and Families
Switzer Building, Mailstop 4510A
330 C Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20201
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Abdihakin Abdi
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Child Care
Switzer Building, Mailstop, 4510A
330 C Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20201

Program Office Contact
Abdihakin Abdi
Phone: (202) 401-2113
Fax: (202) 609-5600

Office of Grants Management Contact

Tim Chappelle
Phone: (202) 401-4855

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii