The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS) announces funding for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive early learning services for newly-enrolled, income-eligible American Indian/Alaska Native pregnant women, and children from birth to compulsory school age. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will solicit applications only from agencies with an existing Head Start, Early Head Start, or Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership grant award. OHS expects that expansion of an existing Head Start or Early Head Start program can include any of the following: adding slots within existing center-based classrooms or family child care programs; adding new classrooms to an existing center; adding or establishing entirely new centers or family child care homes; and/or adding new slots to a home-based program option. OHS is also interested in new and innovative approaches to connect families to an array of support services, in an effort to establish Head Start as a Community Services Hub in the local community and create a more collaborative, family-centered approach to services. OHS is primarily interested in proposals for Community Services Hub models that will promote family self-sufficiency and overall well-being, and ultimately improve parent and child outcomes.
Applications are due October 21, 2020.