Agency: Health & Human Services Dept. (Admin. for Children & Families, ACF; Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, OPRE); Program: Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Implementation Research and Evaluation Planning Grants (CFDA Number: 93.575) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-ACF-OPRE-YE-1177); Eligibility: States, nonprofits and universities; Funding: $1.1 million for 15 awards of up to $75,000 each; no match required; Deadline: July 8.
Summary: Funding supports efforts to improve early child care. Grants will aid rigorous high-quality research and evaluation plans of the implementation of policies in response to the goals of the Child Care and Development Block Grant program. These planning grants may be followed by a second competitive funding opportunity that would provide funding to carry out the planned research evaluations, officials say.