The Admin. for Children and Families (HHS) has delayed the release of the solicitation for its Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development Program (formerly known as Refugee Home-Based Child Care Microenterprise Development Project) (CFDA Number: 93.576) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-ORR-RG-0987).
Tentative Deadline: June 30.
ACF is now expected to start the competition in early May, with a tentative June 30 deadline set.
The program helps refugees attain economic self-sufficiency by creating licensed family child care businesses. ORR seeks to award three-year grants to eligible entities that will provide the intensive case management necessary to assist refugees in becoming licensed FCC providers.
This includes: accessing FCC and microenterprise development training; navigating the certification process and the process to qualify for state/county child care reimbursement; and providing post certification assistance. The program targets eligible refugee women, but is open to eligible refugee men as well.
State and local governments, public and private colleges and universities, public housing authorities and nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status can apply for the funding. ACF expects $2.1 million to be available for 11 awards ranging from $150,000 to $200,000 each.
Contact: Ronald Munia, 202/401-4559; e-mail, Ronald.email@example.com