U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE)
07/26/22 11:59 PM ET - Receipt of electronic submissions; 4:30 PM ET - Receipt of paper applications.
Cooperative agreement to a USA or territories nonprofit organization, government agency, tribe, IHE, or for-profit to establish a center to conduct research and assessments related to childcare and early education policies. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The center will build research and evaluation capacity in the field and increase knowledge on child care subsidy policy topics through synthesis and analysis of research and data.
Center to Support Research and Evaluation Capacity of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies
Since fiscal year (FY) 2000, the CCDF program has provided funding for research intended to help child care decision-makers in crafting policies and initiatives that support positive outcomes for families and children; to increase the capacity for child care research at the national, state, and local levels; and to promote linkages among research, policy, and practice.
This 5-year cooperative agreement will fund a Center to build research and evaluation capacity of CCDF Lead Agencies. This Center will ideally bring together a team that has experience supporting CCDF Lead Agencies research and evaluation capacity building as well as expert level knowledge of the CCDF program and policies, the child care and early education research literature including the effects of early care and education on children’s school readiness and parental employment, an understanding of the needs of low-income families, as well as the policies and practices that support equitable access to child care.
The Center will pursue three key goals, each of which should be a priority for the Center:
For further details about each of the above goals/priorities, please see https://www.grantwatch.com/downloads/203658_Foa_Content_of_HHS-2022-ACF-OPRE-YE-0136_5-27-2022.pdf#page=5.
The Center will be expected to organize learning communities for at least four different ACF-sponsored research partnerships grant programs. The Center will facilitate information sharing, learning, and collaboration across ACF-sponsored research partnerships funded by OPRE. The Center will help to ensure that the research conducted by the sponsored research projects informs CCDF Lead Agencies and the child care and early education policy research field more broadly, and will increase knowledge on child care subsidy policy topics through synthesis and analysis of research and data.
To support these activities, the Center will serve as the data coordinating center for the sponsored grant programs that have common measures. The data coordinating center will securely obtain, house, and, when possible, analyze common data from sponsored research projects,
For Center requirements, see https://www.grantwatch.com/downloads/203658_Foa_Content_of_HHS-2022-ACF-OPRE-YE-0136_5-27-2022.pdf#page=9.
GrantWatch ID#: 203658
- Award Ceiling: $1,500,000 per budget period
- Award Floor: $1,000,000 per budget period
- Average Projected Award Amount: $1,500,000 per budget period
Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2022
Length of Project Periods: 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.
The letter of intent should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit the application online via Grants.gov.
For those receiving approved exemption from electronic submission, mailed and hand-delivered applications should be submitted to:
OPRE Review Team
Center to Support Research and Evaluation
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031-6050
Program Office Contact:
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
Division of Child and Family Development
330 C St SW
Washington DC 20416
Office of Grants Management Contact:
Bridget Shea Westfall
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Grants Management
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax VA 22031-6050
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