The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS) announces the availability of $8,000,000 to be competitively awarded for a National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (the Center).
The goals of the Center are to provide a vehicle for the dissemination of a clear, consistent message from OHS about its priorities for teaching and learning for children from birth to five and to infuse evidence based practices into all early childhood education programs. The Center will showcase evidence-based practices in early learning that ensure all Head Start staff has access to the same level of high-quality training and technical assistance in order to produce the best possible outcomes for children. The Center's work will include, but not be limited to, topics such as the collection and use of ongoing child assessment data that is linked to teaching and learning; curriculum selection and implementation for culturally and linguistically diverse populations; inclusion of children with disabilities; child outcomes measurement; promoting family literacy; and, effective strategies for mentoring and coaching teaching staff. The Center will support the development of a cadre of resource coaches who will work hand-in-hand with Head Start staff to reinfornce and provide continuous follow-up regarding best practice standards. The Center will also assist States to implement and enhance the infrastructure necessary to provide a well coordinated system of early care and education.
Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2010-ACF-OHS-HC-0089
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: May 28, 2010
Creation Date: May 28, 2010
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jul 12, 2010 See link to full announcement for details. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above.
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jul 12, 2010 See link to full announcement for details. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above.
Archive Date: Aug 11, 2010
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $8,000,000
Award Ceiling: $8,000,000
Award Floor: $7,000,000
CFDA Number(s): 93.600 -- Head Start
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
City or township governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Applications from institutions of higher education and consortia of organizations are encouraged. Applicants may also include, as part of a consortium, non-profit and for-profit organizations that have a history of increasing the quality of teaching and learning for young children. Faith-based and community organizations that meet eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Individuals and foreign entities are not eligible for awards made under this announcement.
Administration for Children and Families
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