May 5, 2014 marks an important date in the EHS-Child Care Partnership Grant journey.

We received notification today that the grants have been officially forecasted.

ACF HHS has a grants forecast webpage.  When grants are posted here, they provide critical preview information.  Around the time they are scheduled to be posted, the information moves to  The best way to keep track is to click through, take a look and sign up to get updates on the opportunity.

The forecast includes these critical highlights:

Estimated Funding: $500,000,000

Expected Number of Awards: 300

Estimated Award Ceiling: $55,011,324

Estimated Award Floor: $750,000

Estimated Post Date: 5/20/2014

Estimated Application Due Date: 8/4/2014
(that’s a Monday)

Estimated Award Date: 11/30/2014

Estimated Start Date: 12/1/2014

Funding Opportunity Number:  HHS -2014-ACF-OHS-HP-0814
(this is handy in case you need to search by opportunity number – and you will refer to it in your application, too)

CFDA Number: 93.600
(this is useful when searching the database – it means an OHS opportunity)

So – if the estimates are correct, you’ll have approximately 10 1/2 weeks to complete the application.

That is not very long. We hope you are well on your way to finalizing your program design, clarifying partnerships and developing a work plan to get your strongest application in on time.


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