ACF Releases $135M Competition to Expand Early Education, Child Care Partnerships

Dept of Health and Human ServicesAgency: Admin. for Children and Families (HHS); Program: Early Head Start Expansion and EHS-Child Care Partnership Grants (CFDA Number: 93.600) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-ACF-OHS-HP-1181); Eligibility: State and local governments, public and private colleges and universities, nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status, public housing authorities and for-profits; Funding: $135 million for 75 awards; Deadline: Aug. 24.

Summary: The program will expand access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families through EHS-CC Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. All grantees must provide early care and education for infants and toddlers in centers or family child care homes. Funding under these grants may not be used to provide services using the Early Head Start home-based program option.

Applicants will base their proposals on community, county or state-based strategic planning and a community assessment that includes: the identification of needs; the quality of existing child care providers; and existing resources that can be leveraged to provide comprehensive services.

Info: Shawna Pinckney, 866/796-1591; e-mail,; (for the NOFA).

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