Head Start University Partnerships: Building the Evidence Base for ECE Workforce Well-Being

By PAA Web posted 05-27-2021 08:47

  

The goals of the Head Start University Partnerships: Building the Evidence Base for ECE Workforce Well-Being grant program ’s is to

  • develop the knowledge base regarding factors associated with Head Start (HS)/Early Head Start (EHS) workforce well-being and
  • complete rigorous evaluations of approaches expected to improve HS and/or EHS workforce well-being.

The workforce to be examined is HS and/or EHS educational staff (e.g., teachers, assistant teachers). Proposed approaches should be feasible, sustainable, and replicable in HS and/or EHS settings. Well-being constructs proposed by applicants may include secondary trauma, autonomy, decision-making, self-efficacy, health/mental health, job-related stress, or work satisfaction. The targeted workforce well-being construct(s) should be linked in the literature to workforce retention, continuity of care, teacher-child interactions, or other markers associated with quality and child/family outcomes in ECE settings. Projects of interest to ACF will utilize an equity lens in their approach to this work.

For more information about this grant, please see the full announcement at https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2021-ACF-OPRE-YR-1967

We recommend that potential applicants subscribe to  this Funding Opportunity Announcement on grants.gov to receive notifications and updates. This grant program will be funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Reviewers needed! We are also looking for expert reviewers for this funding opportunity.  If you do not intend to apply, but are available to be a reviewer between July 19 – August 20, 2021, please complete this online reviewer interest form by June 11, 2021. Reviewers are expected to have early childhood research and evaluation knowledge and experience and expertise in workforce well-being. Please note that if you are affiliated with an institution/organization that applies for this grant, you will be ineligible to serve as a reviewer due to conflict of interest.  

If you have questions regarding this grant announcement, please email WorkforceWellbeing@icf.com or call 1-877-350-5913. 

Twitter: Consider this new Funding Opportunity from ACF: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2021-ACF-OPRE-YR-1967  Head Start University Research Partnerships: Building the Evidence Base for ECE Workforce Well-Being 

Facebook: In this new Funding Opportunity from ACF, Head Start University Partnerships: Building the Evidence Base for ECE Workforce Well-Being’s goals are to develop the knowledge base regarding factors associated with Head Start (HS)/Early Head Start (EHS) workforce well-being and to complete rigorous evaluations of approaches expected to improve HS and/or EHS workforce well-being. Go to https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2021-ACF-OPRE-YR-1967 for a pdf of the full funding announcement.


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