Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
The Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership program provides funding for:
- Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CC): Partner with local child care providers to provide comprehensive, high-quality services to eligible infants and toddlers. Partnerships should enhance and support early learning settings to provide full-day, full-year, comprehensive services that meet the needs of low-income working families; enhance access to high-quality, full-time child care; support the development of infants and toddlers through strong relationship-based experiences; and prepare them for the transition into preschool.
- Non-Partnership Early Head Start Expansion (EHS): Establish or add new traditional EHS slots. Non-Partnership EHS Expansion grantees provide early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services that will enhance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of participating children; support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and help parents move toward self-sufficiency.
- Combination Approach: Expand the number of EHS slots and implement the EHS-CC Partnership model designed to bring EHS services to infants and toddlers in child care and family child care settings.
Applicants must consider the Birth-to-Five Continuum during proposal development. Grantees will be expected to leverage resources from existing community agencies that provide early learning services and support children from birth through kindergarten entry.
A detailed list of grantee responsibilities and required activities is available in the application instructions.
Eligible applicants include:
- Entities currently operating Head Start
- Entities currently operating Indian Head Start or Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs
- Other public entities, nonprofit, and for-profit private entities capable of providing child and family services that meet the standard for participation in programs under the Head Start Act
Award ceiling: $8,000,000 per year
Award floor: $750,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 60
Estimated total program funding: $140,000,000
Grantees must provide a cash or in-kind match of at least 20% of the total approved project cost.
Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through grants.gov.
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