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

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

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