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Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Alameda County, California

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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)

Conf. Date:

09/25/19

Deadline Date:

12/06/19 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to California public and private nonprofit organizations, including CBOs and faith-based organizations, and for-profit organizations for early childhood programs that serve low-income pregnant women and children from birth to compulsory school age in Alameda County. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications s 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 Alameda 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 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 preKindergarten 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 childcare, 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 startup 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 improve their family's economic well-being and to become more effective advocates for their children.


GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187012

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$12,663,655

Number of Grants:

3

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $12,663,655
Award Floor: $500,000

Term of Contract:

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
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • 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:

Entities applying for Head Start only - OR - both Head Start and Early Head Start: Eligible applicants are limited to local public or private non-profit agencies, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or local for-profit agencies, pursuant to Section 641(a)(1) of the Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9836(a)(1) in the service area, that can provide Head Start services to children and families residing in Alameda County, California. Applicants must demonstrate they meet the statutory requirement for designation as a Head Start and/or Early Head Start agency as defined in the Head Start Act.

For designation as a Head Start agency, ACF will consider all "qualified applicants in such community" as required by Section 641(d) where the applicant demonstrates it has an organizational base within the community to be served. This could be established by virtue of the applicant being a provider of services in the community or having a clear relationship to the community as evidenced, for example, by board representation from the community or by evidence of the support of community leaders, including, but not limited to mayors; city council members; school principals; presidents of local chambers of commerce; county government officials; social service provider organizations; community organizations representing low-income, minority, or other relevant sectors of the community; and child care providers and organizations.

Entities applying for Early Head Start only:

- Eligible applicants are any public or private non-profit agencies, including communitybased and faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies pursuant to Section 645A(d) of the Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C. § 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 Alameda County, California.

- Entities operating Head Start programs are eligible to operate Early Head Start programs.

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.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Join the Office of Head Start for a pre-application webinar regarding the recently posted 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcements. Interested organizations have two opportunities to attend. To register, please select the event you would like to join:

- Tuesday September 24th at 2 pm EDT
- Wednesday September 25th at 9 am EDT

This webinar will provide potential applicants with an overview of the Head Start program, and the OHS competitive grants process. Joining and participating in this webinar is voluntary.

For more information, see the following link: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ohs/funding

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline Date for Applications: December 6, 2019, Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date. ACF requires electronic submission of applications at www.Grants.gov.

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.

It is required of all applicants to obtain a DUNS number. Active registration at the Systems Award Management (SAM) website must be maintained throughout the application and project award period. 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.

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.

Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement: Grantees must provide at least 20 percent of the total approved cost of the project. The total approved cost of the project is the sum of the ACF (federal) share and the non-federal share. The non-federal share may be met by cash or in-kind contributions, although applicants are encouraged to meet their match requirements through cash contributions.

Applicants will be notified of a disqualification determination by email or by USPS postal mail within 30 federal business days from the closing date of this FOA.

Link to Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317805

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

For more detailed instructions for obtaining a DUNS number, refer to:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organization-registration/step-1-obtain-dunsnumber.html

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

Contact Information:

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

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
Email: OHSTech@reviewops.org

Office of Grants Management Contact:
Jeff Newton
Administration for Children and Families
1961 Stout Street
Office 08-148
Denver, CO 80294
Phone: (303) 844-1149
Email: jeff.newton@acf.hhs.gov

Federal Relay Service:
Hearing-impaired and speech-impaired callers may contact the Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) at www.gsa.gov/fedrelay.

CFDA Number:

93.600 -- Head Start

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R09-1733

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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