Tribal Research Center on Early Childhood Development and Systems

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) will solicit applications for a cooperative agreement to support a Tribal Research Center on Early Childhood Development and Systems (TRECS) that will provide leadership and collaboration to promote

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excellence in community-based participatory research and evaluation of ACF early childhood initiatives that serve tribal communities.

Settings to be considered include home visiting programs, early care and education center-based programs, home-based and family child care providers, and Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

The TRECS is expected to:
(1) conduct research to identify needs and/or develop effective practices and integrated systems for ACF early childhood initiatives in tribal communities; (2) identify, validate, and/or develop measures of culturally meaningful inputs, implementation processes, and proximal and distal outcomes of those programs; (3) establish peer-learning communities for tribal research on areas of shared priority; (4) provide training and professional development to facilitate interest and competencies in research relevant to early childhood initiatives in tribal communities; and (5) provide forums to increase cultural competence and sensitivity to tribal voices in research and evaluation.

The expected length of the cooperative agreement is 60 month, with five 12-month budget periods.

The proposed budgets for each budget period will not be greater than $650,000 dollars.
Related Programs

Child Care and Development Block Grant

Department of Health and Human Services

Head Start

Department of Health and Human Services

Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

Department of Health and Human Services

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Administration for Children and Families - OPRE

Estimated Funding: $650,000

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Eligibility is open to public and private entities that include state, city, and local governments; public, private, and state-controlled institutions of higher education; private, non-profit organizations with, and without, 501(c)(3) IRS tax status; Native American tribal governments (federally recognized) and Native American tribal organizations; and for-profit organizations that are not sole proprietorships.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

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