Apply to HRSA-13-177 at Grants.gov by April 26
HRSA-13-177 FAQ’s (PDF - 117 KB)
The purpose of this grant program is to improve the healthy physical, social, and emotional development of children during infancy and early childhood; to eliminate disparities; and to increase access to needed early childhood services by engaging in systems development and integration activities and collective impact approaches that improve the quality and availability of early childhood services at both the state and local levels.
Applicants have the option to plan, if necessary, and implement one of three strategies:
All applicants are required to partner with an early childhood state team.
As cited in 42 CFR Part 51a.3(a), any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b) is eligible. Faith-based and community-based organizations are also eligible.
All applicants must have significant experience developing and implementing state wide early childhood comprehensive systems strategies to build the health of young children. Applications that fail to show such experience will not be competitive.
This program will provide funding during Federal fiscal years 2013 - 2015. Approximately $7,800,000 is expected to be available annually to fund up to 57 grantees. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $140,000 per year. The project period is three (3) years. Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds for ECCS Program in subsequent fiscal years, grantee satisfactory performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government.
Organizations, not individuals, are eligible to apply. Completing a grant application can take 40 hours or more. Be sure to avoid common mistakes that stop an application before it is even reviewed. Here are some resources to assist you in the application process:
Consider the Review Process – how applications are selected for award
"Debunk the Myths" about grant application -- animated video series
Grants.gov Application Help (FAQs & troubleshooting tips)