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Secondary Analyses of Head Start Data

ID: HHS-2024-ACF-OPRE-YR-0093 • Type: Posted

Description

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is soliciting applications for Secondary Analyses of Head Start Data awards. These awards aim to support researchers conducting secondary analyses of data of relevance to Head Start (HS) programs and policies. This includes research of relevance to HS programs serving families with children 3 to 5 years old, Early HS programs serving pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers, American Indian Alaska Native (AI/AN) HS programs serving families in tribal communities, and Migrant and Seasonal HS programs serving families engaged in migrant and seasonal farm work. The goals of the awards are to: 1) Address topics of current relevance to the goals and outcomes of HS programs; 2) Encourage active communication, networking, and collaboration among prominent HS researchers and policymakers; and 3) Increase the capacity of HS researchers to analyze existing data sets and disseminate their findings to multiple audiences. Topics and data sets of particular interest will be identified in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Findings from these awards are intended to inform policy, program administration, and future research. If you are interested in this funding opportunity, please register at Grants.gov and subscribe to this forecast to receive update notifications.
Background
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is soliciting applications for Secondary Analyses of Head Start Data awards. These awards aim to support researchers conducting secondary analyses of data of relevance to Head Start (HS) programs and policies. The goals of the awards are to address topics of current relevance to the goals and outcomes of HS programs, encourage active communication, networking, and collaboration among prominent HS researchers and policymakers, and increase the capacity of HS researchers to analyze existing data sets and disseminate their findings to multiple audiences.

Grant Details
The Secondary Analyses of Head Start Data funding opportunity will address key questions of relevance to HS programs, inclusive of HS, EHS, AI/AN HS, and MSHS programs. Findings are intended to inform policy, program administration, and future research. The specific goals include addressing topics such as effective approaches to recruit and retain qualified HS staff, supporting the well-being, mental and behavioral health, and wellness of HS staff, efforts to increase compensation, wages, and benefits for the HS staff, promoting equity and improvements in approaches to reach, recruit, enroll, and sustain families in need of HS services, supporting the unique strengths and needs of MSHS and AI/AN HS children, families, and staff, infant and early childhood mental health approaches to support young children’s social-emotional well-being among others. Data sets that are well suited for secondary analyses on these topics include Early Head Start Family and Child Experience Survey (Baby FACES), National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP), Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Study 2017 among others.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility is open to public and private organizations/entities that apply on behalf of researchers who hold doctorate or equivalent degrees in their respective fields, conduct research as a primary professional responsibility, have been first or second author on publications in peer-reviewed research journals. Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization.

Period of Performance
The project period is 18 months in length starting on September 30, 2024, and ending March 29, 2026.

Grant Value
The estimated total funding is $1,000,000 with an expected number of 10 awards. The award ceiling is $100,000 per project period with an average projected award amount of $100,000 per project period.

Overview

Category of Funding
Income Security and Social Services
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Program (CFDA)
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 2/26/24 the Office of Planning Research and Evaluation posted grant opportunity HHS-2024-ACF-OPRE-YR-0093 for Secondary Analyses of Head Start Data with funding of $1.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 93.600 Head Start. It is expected that 10 total grants will be made worth between $90,000 and $100,000.

Timing

Posted Date
Feb. 26, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 26, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 9 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on the listed application due date.
Last Updated
Feb. 26, 2024, 9:25 a.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
May 26, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
City or township governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Small businesses
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
State governments
Independent school districts
Special district governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
County governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Additional Info
Applicant organizations/entities may submit more than one application on behalf of more than one researcher, as long as the applications are distinct in scope. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from the merit review and funding under this funding opportunity. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity. Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization, as set forth at and, subject to the protections and requirements of 45 CFR Part 87 and 42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq., ACF will not, in the selection of recipients, discriminate against an organization on the basis of the organization's religious character, affiliation, or exercise.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$100,000
Floor
$90,000
Estimated Program Funding
$1,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
10

Contacts

Contact
Administration for Children and Families - OPRE
Contact Phone
(202) 690-7110

Documents

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