The release of the Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Round 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is about one month away (if everything goes according to the forecasts!). Maybe DRS is on your radar or you’ve successfully navigated the DRS process. It might initially seem like a lot to take on EHS-CCP, though if you can make the time you may want to consider whether the initiative could be a good fit for your program.
If EHS-CCP is something you’re considering we want to remind you there are lots of resources available from ACF to inform you about the initiative (e.g. presentations, brochures). You can also use these resources as tools for communication with child care partners and other stakeholders. The National Center on Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships also has a wealth of information related to EHS-CCP. You will find information related to establishing partnerships, training, implementation support, and news on the initiative. While most of the information on the National Center site is for current EHS-CCP grantees, browsing the information will give you a sense of the types of supports in place for when you’re awarded a grant.
We are also offering a weekly webinar series to share lessons learned, time and money saving tips, and pitfalls to avoid based on our work with successful Round 1 EHS-CCP grantee applicants during their planning, grant writing, and implementation. This week’s webinar is on Tuesday, April 5, 1:30-2:15pm EST, Expansion/Partnership Grant Writing Tips: 10 Things You Need to Be Doing Right Now to Make Your Grant Writing Experience More Efficient. Register to join us.
If you’re thinking about EHS-CCP we also encourage you to subscribe to our EHS-CCP blog (click link and see the right sidebar) where we will continue to post up-to-date information about all things EHS-CCP (and particularly any new information about the release of the Round 2 FOA!).
We have successfully worked with agencies in every round of recompetition to write winning grants, design competitive programs, confirm prudent budgets, and plan for a manageable start-up period. Contact Amy Augenblick, Executive Director, at (703) 599-4329 or [email protected] to learn about how we can help.