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Cooperative Agreement to a USA Nonprofit, Business, Agency, IHE, or CBO to Provide Fellowship Opportunities to Leaders in the Early Childhood Field

CFDA or PIN Number:

CFDA Number:

93.600

Funding or PIN Number:

HHS-2023-ACF-OHS-YD-0230

ELIGIBILITY:

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National Head Start Fellowship Program

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - Office of Head Start (OHS)


Agency: Federal

GrantWatch ID #206120

Grant Description

Cooperative agreement to a USA or territories nonprofit organization, business, agency, IHE, CBO, or FBO to provide fellowship opportunities to leaders in the field of early childhood care. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take over ten days to complete. Funding is intended to enhance the ability of Head Start Fellows to make significant contributions to authorized programs by providing opportunities to expand their knowledge and experience through exposure to activities, issues, resources, and new approaches, in the field of child development and family services.

OHS will enter into a cooperative agreement with a successful recipient to deliver a program of fellowship opportunities designed for the purpose of providing quality professional experiences to selected participants.

The successful recipient will implement a recruitment process to select an extremely well qualified and diverse cohort of fivesix fellows each year, starting in fiscal year (FY) 2023. Fellows’ placements will be located in agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), ACF OHS. Fellows are expected to participate in OHS policy development and review; program operations; diversity, equity, and inclusion activities; training and technical assistance; research to practice; and more. In addition to establishing and managing the recruitment and selection process, the award recipient will provide Fellows' benefits and compensation, robust professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities with national early childhood organizations and leaders. The recipient will also work closely with OHS to implement the Fellows Program. 

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Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • 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
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and funding under this funding opportunity. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity.

Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization, as set forth at and, subject to the protections and requirements of 45 CFR Part 87 and 42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq., ACF will not, in the selection of recipients, discriminate against an organization on the basis of the organization's religious character, affiliation, or exercise.

For funding restrictions, see https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/PKG00277297-instructions.pdf#page=42.

Pre-Application Information:

- Posted Date: Oct 13, 2022
- Close Date: Dec 12, 2022. All applications must be received by 11:59 pm ET on the due date established for each program.

The deadline for receipt of paper applications is 4:30 pm ET. Paper applications received from applicants that have not received approval of an exemption from required electronic submission will be disqualified from competitive review and funding under this funding opportunity.

All applicants must have a UEI and an active registration with SAM (https://www.sam.gov) prior to applying to a funding opportunity. Plan ahead. Allow at least 10 business days after you submit your registration for it to become active in SAM and at least an additional 24 hours before that registration information is available in other government systems, i.e., Grants.gov.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337041

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,000,000

Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 1

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
- Award Floor: $1,000,000

Term of Contract:

- Anticipated Project Start Date: 02/01/2023
- Length of Project Periods: 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods

Contact Information:

Submission by mail or handdelivery:
HHS-2023-ACF-OHS-YD-0230
Office of Head Start
OHS Grant Review Team c/o Guardians of Honor
1990 K Street, NW Suite 650
Washington, DC 20006

Program Office Contact:
Jamie Sheehan
(888) 242-0684
OHSgrants@koniag-gs.com

Office of Grants Management Contact:
Jeff Newton
Administration for Children and Families
1961 Stout Street, Office 08-148
Denver CO 80294
(888) 242-0684
jeff.newton@acf.hhs.gov

Grants.gov provides applicants 24/7 support via the toll-free number 1-800-518-4726 and email at support@grants.gov.

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