Many recompetition RFPS were released today.  If you were/are in Nashville but signed up for the email alerts, you might have this in your inbox when you get home:

Head Start Funding Opportunities Now Available

Today, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the availability of Head Start funding in 97 Head Start service areas across the country. The funding opportunities announced today are open to all eligible organizations, and applicants have 90 days to submit their grant proposals online through www.Grants.gov.

The funding opportunity announcements will be released in two groups. The Office of Head Start is using this approach to plan potential transitions at natural breaks in services, minimizing disruptions to children, families and staff. Funding opportunity announcements for the first group of service areas are available today and are posted on ACF’s Funding Opportunities site. Additional funding opportunity announcements will be available in May.

In an effort to provide relevant information and support for all applicants, the Office of Head Start has created an Applicant Support Website. This interactive website offers a robust collection of resources intended to support organizations in gaining a deeper understanding of the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, the funding opportunity announcement, and the evaluation criteria for health and safety, fiscal integrity, and measures of Head Start classroom quality.

In our continued effort to make this simpler, we’ve taken the odd sorting from the funding opportunities site and reorganized it by state and alphabetically.   It really seems easier to us:

Arkansas

Head Start Grantee – Grant and Jefferson Counties, Arkansas

Early Head Start Grantee – Communities within Pulaski and Garland Counties, Arkansas

Head Start Grantee – Miller, Little River, Hempstead, Nevada, Lafayette, Sevien, and Howard Counties, Arkansas

California

Head Start Grantee – Communities of South Vermont and Green Meadows within Los Angeles County, California

Head Start Grantee – San Mateo County, California

Head Start Grantee – Contra Costa County, California

Head Start Grantee – Cities of Altadena, Arcadia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena in Los Angeles County, California

Early Head Start Grantee – Contra Costa County, California

Early Head Start Grantee – Cities of Altadena, Pasadena, and Glendale in Los Angeles County, California

Early Head Start Grantee – San Mateo County, California

Connecticut

Head Start Grantee – Norwalk, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and New Canaan in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Florida

Early Head Start Grantee – Cities of Apalachicola, Southport, and Panama City, Florida

Head Start Grantee – Cities of Apalachicola, Southport, and Panama City, Florida

Illinois

Head Start Grantee – Winnebago County, Illinois

Early Head Start Grantee – Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, and Union Counties, Illinois

Head Start Grantee – Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, and Union Counties, Illinois

Early Head Start Grantee – Peoria County, Illinois

Head Start Grantee – Bond, Clinton, Marion, Washington, and Franklin Counties, Illinois

Early Head Start Grantee – Winnebago County, Illinois

Head Start Grantee – Peoria County, Illinois

Indiana

Early Head Start Grantee – Wayne County, Indiana

Head Start Grantee – Benton, Boone, Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Vermillion, and Warren Counties, Indiana

Early Head Start Grantee – Clark County, Indiana

Head Start Grantee – Clark County, Indiana

Head Start Grantee – Wayne County, Indiana

Head Start Grantee – Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Early Head Start Grantee – Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Early Head Start Grantee – Benton, Boone, Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Vermillion, and Warren Counties, Indiana

Iowa

Early Head Start Grantee – Clarke and Decatur Counties, Iowa

Early Head Start Grantee – Carroll, Dallas, Greene and Guthrie Counties, Iowa

Head Start Grantee – Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Monroe, and Wayne Counties, Iowa

Head Start Grantee – Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, and Sac Counties, Iowa

Louisiana

Early Head Start Grantee – Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Head Start Grantee – Lincoln and Union Parishes, Louisiana

Head Start Grantee – St. Mary and Vermilion Parishes, Louisiana

Head Start Grantee – Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Head Start Grantee – Natchitoches and Desoto Parishes, Louisiana

Maryland

Head Start Grantee – Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties, Maryland

Michigan

Early Head Start Grantee – Barry, Calhoun, and St. Joseph Counties, Michigan

Head Start Grantee – Washtenaw County, Michigan

Head Start Grantee – Kalamazoo County, Michigan

Head Start Grantee – Barry, Calhoun, and St. Joseph Counties, Michigan

Minnesota

Early Head Start Grantee – Norman, Polk, and Steele Counties, Minnesota

Head Start Grantee – Marshall, Norman, and Polk Counties, Minnesota

Head Start Grantee – Western part of Hennepin County and Wright County, Minnesota

Missouri

Head Start Grantee – Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties, Missouri

Early Head Start Grantee – Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties, Missouri

Montana

Head Start Grantee – Gallatin, Meagher and Park Counties, Montana

New Jersey

Head Start Grantee – Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, and Salem Counties, New Jersey

Head Start Grantee – Cities of Clifton, Patterson and Prospect Park in Passaic County, New Jersey

Early Head Start Grantee – Cities of Clifton, Patterson and Prospect Park in Passaic County, New Jersey

Early Head Start Grantee – Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties; and the City of Sicklerville in Camden County, New Jersey

New York

Early Head Start – Bronx and New York Counties, New York

Head Start – Albany County, New York

Head Start Grantee – New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens and Richmond Counties, New York

Early Head Start Grantee – Village of Kiryas Joel in Monroe County, New York

Head Start Grantee – Orleans and Genesee Counties, New York

Early Head Start Grantee – Orleans and Genesee Counties, New York

Head Start Grantee – Village of Kiryas Joel in Monroe County, New York

North Dakota

Head Start Grantee – Cass, Ransom, Richland, and Sargent Counties, North Dakota

Early Head Start Grantee – Cass County, North Dakota

Oklahoma

Head Start Grantee – Mayes, Rogers, Nowata, Washington and Wagoner Counties; City of Broken Arrow in Tulsa County, Oklahoma

Early Head Start Grantee – Mayes, Rogers, Nowata, Washington and Wagoner Counties; City of Broken Arrow in Tulsa County, Oklahoma

Early Head Start Grantee – Cleveland, Commanche, Pottawatomie and Seminole Counties, Oklahoma

Head Start Grantee – Marshall, Norman, and Polk Counties, Minnesota

Head Start Grantee – Cleveland, Commanche, and Pottawatomie Counties, Oklahoma

Oregon

Head Start Grantee – Clackamas County, Oregon

Early Head Start Grantee – Clackamas County, Oregon

Pennsylvania

Head Start Grantee – Blair County, Pennsylvania

Head Start Grantee – Berks County, Pennsylvania

Head Start Grantee – Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Early Head Start Grantee – Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Head Start Grantee – Municipalities of Canovonas, Carolina, and Loiza, Puerto Rico

Early Head Start Grantee – Municipalities of Luquillo, Naguabo, Ceiba, Rio Grande and Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Head Start Grantee – Mayaguez, Las Marias, Maricao, Hormigueros, and Anasco Municipalities, Puerto Rico

Head Start Grantee – San Juan Metro Area, Puerto Rico

Texas

Early Head Start Grantee – Blanco, Caldwell, and Hays Counties, Texas

Head Start Grantee – Southwest Harris County, Texas

Head Start Grantee – Blanco, Caldwell, and Hays Counties, Texas

Head Start Grantee – City of San Antonio (including Bexar County), Texas

Head Start Grantee – Galveston County, Texas

Head Start Grantee – Atasoca, Karnes, and Wilson Counties, Texas

Early Head Start Grantee – Southwest Harris County, Texas

Virginia

Head Start Grantee – City of Winchester; Frederick and Clarke Counties, Virginia

Head Start Grantee – Cities of Augusta, Bath, Harrisonburg, Highland, Rockingham, Staunton, and Waynesboro, Virginia

Head Start Grantee – Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Goochland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward Counties, Virginia

Head Start Grantee – Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Surry, and Sussex Counties, Virginia

Head Start Grantee – Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Nelson Counties, including the City of Charlottesville, Virginia

Wisconsin

Head Start Grantee – Milwaukee County, including the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wyoming

Early Head Start Grantee – Laramie County, Wyoming

Head Start Grantee – Laramie County, Wyoming

Migrant and Seasonal

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee – Minnesota and North Dakota

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee – Arkansas, Louisiana, and Missouri

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee – Utah

Thank you.

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If your agency has activated a ‘trigger’ and is facing recompetition – you might want or need guidance. In most cases, we can help you get through this critical period and, if we can’t, we’ll certainly help you find the support you need.

If you are a delegate agency thinking about responding to the upcoming RFP to continue to serve your children and families on your own, but are unsure about grant writing, give us a call.

If you are a community based, solid organization with your heart and management practices in the right place and think could do just as well or better on behalf of young children and their families, we can help you think that through and move forward if you’d like. Call us: 703-299-6570 or 703-299-6570 or email augenblick@foundationsforfamilies.com.

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