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Career Pathways Secondary Data Analysis Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, IHEs, and Agencies to
Analyze Data of National Career Program Studies

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 Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE)

LOI Date:

07/17/19

Deadline Date:

08/16/19

Description:

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Grants ranging from $50,000 to $75,000 to USA nonprofits, IHEs, government agencies, for-profits, and tribal organizations for secondary analysis research projects on data collected through national studies of career programs. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The purpose of the Career Pathways Secondary Data Analysis Grants is to stimulate and fund secondary analysis of data collected through the PACE, HPOG Impact Study, and HPOG NIE evaluations on questions relevant to career pathways programs’ goals and objectives. 

Proposed research will address topics relevant to understanding the role of career pathways programs in improving the educational attainment, employment, and economic stability of the low-income, low-skilled adults targeted by programs. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, key program implementation characteristics; mediators and moderators of career pathways programs; and measurement of key constructs related to career pathways programs, such as innovative approaches to basic skills education and/or occupational training, provision of supportive services, career progress, and job quality.

It is expected that results from the research funded through this grant program will contribute to the understanding of what works and what does not work in career pathways programs for low- income, low-skilled adults. In addition, findings should add to the body of knowledge in the area of education and training for low-income and low-skill populations, employment in in-demand sectors of the economy such as healthcare, as well as critical aspects of the successful implementation of career pathways programs. Thus, each grantee is expected to participate in a consortium of grantees, meeting and communicating regularly to share lessons learned, identify opportunities for collaboration, and develop resources to disseminate widely. In the course of working with the consortium, grantees' originally proposed plans in areas of dissemination and analysis may be adjusted if appropriate.

The specific goals of the research grants are to:

  • Examine research questions relevant to career pathways programs’ goals and objectives;
  • Augment OPRE's multi-pronged evaluation of career pathways programs by focusing on particular questions relevant to career pathways, key program implementation characteristics, mediators and moderators of career pathways programs, and measurement of key constructs related to career pathways programs, such as innovative approaches to basic skills education and/or occupational training, provision of supportive services, career progress, and job quality;
  • Support research to inform and improve program design, implementation, and performance;
  • Address issues of current relevance to decision makers at the local, state, and national levels in order to inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly those related to career pathways for TANF recipients and other low-income populations.

For background information and details on each of the studies, see: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2020-ACF-OPRE-PE-1566_0.pdf#page=4

For detailed information on Grant Program Goals and Expectations, see: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2020-ACF-OPRE-PE-1566_0.pdf#page=9

For additional project requirements, see: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2020-ACF-OPRE-PE-1566_0.pdf#page=11

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186215

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$300,000

Number of Grants:

4

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $75,000 Per Budget Period
Award Floor: $50,000 Per Budget Period
Average Projected Award Amount: $75,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Project Start Date: 11/01/2019

Length of Project Period: 24-month project period with two 12-month budget periods

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • 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
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility under the Career Pathways Secondary Data Analysis Grants FOA is defined under Section 413 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §613. The statutory authorities for this funding opportunity do not limit eligible entities to receive this funding.

Additional Information on Eligibility:

ACF encourages Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic Serving Institutions to apply. Additionally, any other institutions with the research capacity and interest in the focus of the grant is welcome to apply.

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. See Section III.3. Other, Application Disqualification Factors.

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-2020-ACF-OPRE-PE-1566_0.pdf#page=44

Pre-Application Information:

Post Date: 06/17/2019
Letter of Intent Due Date: 07/17/2019
Application Due Date: 08/16/2019

Letter of Intent:

- Applicants are strongly encouraged to notify ACF of their intention to submit an application under this announcement. Please submit the letter of intent by the deadline date listed
- The letter of intent is optional. Failure to submit a letter of intent will not impact eligibility to submit an application and will not disqualify an application from competitive review.

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. Applicants are required to submit their applications electronically unless they have requested and received an exemption that will allow submission in paper format. Electronic applications will only be accepted via www.Grants.gov. ACF will not accept applications submitted via email or via facsimile.

How to Register and Apply through Grants.gov

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:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organization-registration.html

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:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organization-registration/step-1-obtain-duns-number.html

Register with SAM: In addition to having a DUNS number, organizations applying online through Grants.gov 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 Grants.gov.

For more detailed instructions for registering with SAM, refer to:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organization-registration/step-2-register-with-sam.html

For the HTML version of the grant announcement: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2020-ACF-OPRE-PE-1566_0.htm

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310094

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

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

Submission By Mail or Hand Delivery:

OPRE Review Team: Career Pathways Secondary Data Analysis Grants
c/o ICF International
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031

Program Office Contact

Nicole Constance
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
330 C St., SW.
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (202) 401-7260
Fax: (202) 205-3598
Email: Nicole.Constance@acf.hhs.gov

Office of Grants Management Contact

Tim Chappelle
c/o ICF International
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (877) 350-5913
Fax: (703) 934-3740
Email: CPDataGrants@icf.com

CFDA Number:

93.595

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2020-ACF-OPRE-PE-1566

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming