Head Start University Partnerships: Dual-Generation Approaches
- Type: Federal
- Source: U.S Dept. Of Health And Human Services
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- Award Min: $400,000.00
- Award Max: $400,000.00
- Quantity: Unknown
- Deadline: Jul 26, 2013
Eligibility under this announcement is limited to institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit entities that: Apply on behalf of researchers who hold doctorate or equivalent degrees in their respective fields, conduct research as a primary professional responsibility, and have been first or second author on publications in peer-reviewed research journals; and Have a demonstrated partnership with one or more Head Start programs, as evidenced by signed letters of support from (a) partnering Head Start programs, indicating that they have entered into research partnerships with the applicant, and (b) the relevant Head Start Program Policy Council, certifying that the application has been reviewed and is approved or pending approval. Eligibility is limited to these entities to promote the specific goals of this grant program, specifically the goals to develop partnerships between researchers and Head Start programs and conduct rigorous research that will inform the Head Start program.
The Office Of Planning, Research And Evaluation (OPRE), Within The Department Of Health And Human Services (HHS) Administration For Children And Families (ACF), Is Planning To Solicit Applications For Head Start University Partnerships: Dual-Generation Approaches To Support Projects That Will Examine The Role That Head Start Can Play In Promoting Family Well-being, Including Health, Safety, Financial Security, And School Readiness. Projects Must Be Led By Researchers Working In Partnership With One Or More Head Start Programs. Together, They Will Identify And Evaluate Promising Dual-generation Approaches, Which Combine Intensive, High-quality, Child-focused Programs With Intensive, High-quality, Adult-focused Services To Support Both Parent Well-being And Children’s School Readiness, Within The Context Of Head Start. Eligible Approaches Include Programs, Or Interventions, That Are Added Onto Head Start Services And New Or Existing Models Of Service Provision Within Head Start. Adult-focused Services May Be Oriented Primarily Toward Increasing Employment And Economic Self-sufficiency Or Focused On Improving Other Aspects Of Parent Well-being, Such As Parental Mental Health. Examples Of The Types Of Services Of Interest Include, But Are Not Limited To: Sectoral Employment Initiatives Or Other Intensive Employment Services, Programs That Target “soft” Or Workforce Readiness Skills, Family Language And Literacy (including English Classes For Non-English Speakers), Mental Health Services, And Domestic Violence Services.
Program Office Contact Kathleen Dwyer c/o ICF International 9300 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 22031 Phone: (877) 350-5913 Email: HSUPDual@icfi.com Office of Grants Management Contact David Kadan c/o ICF International 9300 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 22031 Phone: (877) 350-5913 Email: HSUPDual@icfi.com