As we await the anticipated release of funding announcements for EHS-CCP Round 2, Foundations for Families is offering a free, weekly webinar series to the field. On Tuesday, March 8, we talked specifically about lessons learned from Round 1 grantees, and how grantees might think about EHS-CCP Round 2 as an opportunity to bolster your program design or right-size your fiscal approach.
Through our work with Round 1 EHS-CCP grantees, we’ve found there are several issues that challenged Round 1 winners. Notably, the fiscal approach when working with child care partners. In the traditional Early Head Start/Head Start fiscal approach you determine how much it will cost to run your program, apply for that amount of federal funds, and receive a federal award at the amount you requested to run the program. Your child care partners’ reality is different. Therefore, it’s important to think about funding a partnership classroom that works differently. And, your budget will look different! Your partners will likely need help to build their business and fiscal capacity. Fiscal challenges are very real, and we know that full day, high quality infant/toddler care is expensive. You’ll need to find a way to close the cost of quality gap.
We are repeating the webinar, Strategies for Round 1 Winners: Bolster Your Program Design and Right-Size Your Fiscal Approach, this Thursday from 1:30-2:15 EST. Register now to join us!
Tune in to next week’s webinar when we’ll be discussing Fiscal Lessons Learned the Hard Way: You Don’t Have to Repeat the Same Mistakes Made in Round 1. Register to join us on Tuesday, March 15 from 1:00-2:15pm EST.
Foundations for Families offers EHS-CCP grantees targeted technical assistance and strength-based coaching of key start-up staff. We have helped multiple organizations design, plan for, and draft successful proposals for the first round of EHS-CCP and plan to offer the same expertise for any new opportunities. Please be in touch with Amy Augenblick, Executive Director, at 703-599-4329 or [email protected] to learn about how we can support you and your program.