U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Office of Head Start (OHS)
11/12/19 4:30 PM for paper submissions; 11:59 PM for electronic submissions.
Grant to a Virginia public or private nonprofit organization, including CBOs and faith-based organizations, or a for-profit organization for an early childhood program that serves low-income pregnant women or children from birth to compulsory school age in the City of Winchester, and Clarke and Frederick Counties. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete.
Applicants are expected to submit proposals for the entire service area.
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 the City of Winchester, and Clarke and Frederick Counties, Virginia.
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 childcare, pre-Kindergarten, and special education services. 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 improve their family's economic well-being and to become more effective advocates for their children.
GrantWatch ID#: 187022
Award Ceiling and Floor: $1,240,679 Per Budget Period
Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Program Office Contact:
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Head Start
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: (888) 242-0684
Office of Grants Management Contact:
Administration for Children and Families
1961 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80294
Phone: (303) 844-1149
USA: Virginia: The City of Winchester and Clarke and Frederick Counties
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