U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Office of Head Start (OHS)
11/12/19 11:59 PM
Grant to a Louisiana public and private nonprofit organization (including CBOs and faith-based organizations) or a for-profit organization for early childhood programs that serve low-income pregnant women and children from birth to compulsory school age in West Feliciana Parish. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. The purpose of the grant program is to provide high-quality, comprehensive early education programming to low-income children and families so that children start school ready to succeed.
The funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications that seek to provide a high-quality, comprehensive program incorporating both Head Start and Early Head Start funding, or to provide services for Head Start only or Early Head Start only, in a manner that ensures continuous services and seamless transitions for children and families residing in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.
The goal of this FOA is to ensure an equitable distribution of resources to meet the demonstrated community needs of children from birth to compulsory school age, ensuring continuity of services and taking into account the availability of high-quality and comprehensive early childhood education opportunities (which may include public pre-Kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds). This FOA provides applicants the opportunity to propose to reallocate funding between Head Start and Early Head Start based on both the needs in the community and the applicant's capacity and experience serving pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and/or preschool-age children. Applicants may explore combining Head Start and Early Head Start funds with resources from other early childhood programs or funding streams, including state, local, and private sector funding for child care, pre-Kindergarten, and special education services. Please note that applicants responding to this FOA will be expected to begin providing Head Start and/or Early Head Start services quickly after award, with a minimal start-up period, to support limited to no disruption in services to the currently enrolled children and families in this service area.
Applicants proposing to serve pregnant women are expected to serve the newborn through the Early Head Start program. Applicants should thoughtfully consider their reason for deciding to apply to conduct a program to serve the proposed population, including the particular age group of children and, if applicable, pregnant women. This decision should be based on the needs of the community.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs emphasize family engagement because of the critical role that parents play in supporting their children's healthy development and school success. Effective programs engage parents in their children's development and learning. Programs also emphasize the significant involvement of parents in the administration of local Head Start and Early Head Start programs. These leadership opportunities are designed to strengthen skills that parents can apply to improving their family's economic well-being and to becoming more effective advocates for their children.
For information about funding criteria, see: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1758_0.pdf#page=47
GrantWatch ID#: 186955
Funds in the amount of $970,021 annually will be available.
The total dollar amount includes base funding of $946,638 and training and technical assistance funding of $23,383.
Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods. Anticipated project start date is July 1, 2020.
Please note that applicants responding to this FOA will be expected to begin providing Head Start and/or 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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For submissions by mail or hand delivered (for those who are exempt from electronic submission):
Office of Head Start
OHS Operations Center
1401 Mercantile Lane
Largo, MD 20774
Program Office Contact:
Shawna Pinckney, Administration for Children and Families
Office of Head Start
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (888) 242-0684
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
ACF Applications Help Desk
USA: Louisiana: West Feliciana Parish