The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) awarded eight cooperative agreements in fiscal year 2016 for the first cohort of Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Implementation Research and Evaluation Planning Grants: Phase I/Cohort 1. These cooperative agreements are intended to help CCDF Lead Agencies plan for an evaluation of the implementation of regulations in response to the goals of the CCDBG Act of 2014. Projects are led by CCDF Lead Agencies, but grantees are expected to work with researchers either within their organization or through a partnership with an outside research organization such as a university or research firm. External research partnerships did not have to be formalized at the time of application. These planning grants may be followed by implementation grants with a second competitive application.
ACF is soliciting applications for a second cohort of CCDBG Implementation Research and Evaluation Planning Grants: Phase I/Cohort 2 (# Visit disclaimer page HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-YE-1217 Visit disclaimer page Visit disclaimer page) in fiscal year 2017. Please see: grant opportunity Visit disclaimer page page Visit disclaimer page Visit disclaimer page for more information on the funding opportunity announcement.
The points of contact are Meryl Barofsky and Alysia Blandon.