What to Do While you Wait for DRS NOFOs

There are 50 Head Start/Early Head Start grants forecasted for which Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) were forecasted to be released on September 5. One week later, the NOFOs have not yet posted to grants.gov. If your program is waiting for a NOFO, we understand that this delay can create wrinkles in your planning. Below are a few ways you might use the time while you wait.

What You Need to Know About FY2024 Federal Monitoring Reviews

The start of the new program year is here, and with it comes a new federal monitoring review season. During the last few years, there have been changes to content and format of reviews, due in large part to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we talk about what’s the same, what might be different, and how your program can prepare for a FY2024 federal monitoring review.

Preparing for Grant Writing Success: How to Use the “Pre-NOFO” Time Strategically

There are 50 Head Start/Early Head Start grants forecasted to open for competition next month and many grantees are awaiting the posting of the Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO). NOFOs are scheduled to post to grants.gov on September 5, 2023, just three weeks away.

The roughly eight-week turnaround time from a NOFO posting to applications being due goes very quickly. Leveraging the “pre-NOFO” time strategically can help to set a program on a path to successful grant writing. Here are a few tips for how you might use the time.

Up-to-Date Data Essential for DRS Grant Writing

If your program is preparing to write a DRS application this fall, now is a great time to consider the resources and information you will need for success. While there are many steps involved in preparing for and writing grant applications, today we focus on the importance of data updates as essential “pre-work.” Here are a few tips you might keep in mind.

Wage Comparability Studies and the Staffing Crisis, An Interview with Jane Hanson

Jane Hanson shares her insights on the importance of wage comparability studies, requirements for Head Start/Early Head Start programs, and how data can be used to address the staffing crisis. Ms. Hanson is a Consultant with Foundations for Families, specializing in wage comparability studies and data research. She is experienced working with community agencies across the country, helping to provide programs with data to understand and meet staff, family, and community needs.

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