Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2019-ACF-OPRE-YE-1591
Funding Opportunity Title: Child Care Policy Research Partnership Grants
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
CFDA Number(s): 93.575 — Child Care and Development Block Grant
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 1
Posted Date: Apr 12, 2019
Last Updated Date: Apr 12, 2019
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jun 14, 2019 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 14, 2019 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Archive Date: Jul 14, 2019
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Award Ceiling: $400,000
Award Floor: $100,000

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: County governments
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
City or township governments
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Independent school districts
Small businesses
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Special district governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility: The Child Care Policy Research Partnership grant program is intended to fund collaborative research projects between a Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agency and their research partner(s) (e.g., institutions of higher education, research organizations). Therefore, eligible applicants may be either the CCDF Lead Agency or research partner organizations. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

Additional Information

Agency Name: Administration for Children and Families – OPRE
Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to solicit applications for Child Care Policy Research Partnership grants. These four-year cooperative agreements will be conducted through partnerships between CCDF Lead Agencies in states, territories, or tribes and researchers from institutions of higher education, research organizations, and other eligible organizations. Applications are invited from CCDF Lead Agencies, institutions of higher education, research organizations, and other organizations with proven expertise conducting policy research. The work supported by this grant program should be collaborative from start to finish. Specifically, the CCDF Lead Agency and their research partners need to work together throughout all phases of the project. Child Care Policy Research Partnership grantees will be expected to pursue research questions of national and state relevance. Therefore, grantees are encouraged to include other local and state child care stakeholders. These projects are intended to add to our knowledge about the efficacy of child care subsidy policies and quality improvement initiatives that support employment and self-sufficiency outcomes for parents, increase low-income families’ access to high quality child care programs, and promote positive learning and school readiness outcomes for children. Examples of priority questions include, but are not limited to: effects of policy changes since the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014, supports for family child care providers, consumer education, licensing and monitoring, and efforts to build the supply of high-quality care. Funding is subject to availability of funds and the best interests of the federal government.
Link to Additional Information: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2019-ACF-OPRE-YE-1591
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