Round 3 FOA forecast, by state

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to make sure we saw the Round 3 FOAs were forecasted.

As most of you know, they went up on June 9, 2014.

Like you, this is a busy time for us as we are working with many of you on the EHS-Child Care Partnership grants.  Now we have analyzed and organized the forecast list for you in the way that we would want to see it: by state.

As was true in rounds 1 and 2, we find the HHS grants forecast page and display options neither intuitive nor helpful. If you want to see the list yourself, go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast ; click on AGENCY: ACF; put the Head Start CFDA number in the search box (93.600), make sure you are showing 100 records (default is usually 25 and that makes it cumbersome); click on the header Last Updated so that 6/9/14 (at least, there may be more recent forecasts when you do this); and look at those that do not have a date in the Posted to Grants.gov column. Note – if you click through to see forecast details, you’ll have to resort when you click on the back button to try to get back to the list.

Broadly, the FOAs are forecasted to come out on 8/1/2014 and are supposed to be due on 10/1/14.  You will notice that that is 62 days from start to finish.  A third less time than applicants had in Rounds 1 and 2.  That seems like a very tight turnaround time to us.  Advice? Get busy now.

Also interesting, the anticipated award date is June 1, 2015 and program startup is July 1, 2015. An even longer wait time than Rounds 1 or 2 and anyone in either round will tell you those felt quite long already.

We’ve done a bit more analysis on the lists and will post that separately.

Here is the list Round 3 list of forecasted FOAs, by state:

Alabama

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Jefferson County, Alabama
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Choctaw, Dallas, Marengo, Perry, and Wilcox Counties, Alabama
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, and Tuscaloosa Counties, Alabama

Alabama

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Jefferson County, Alabama
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Choctaw, Dallas, Marengo, Perry, and Wilcox Counties, Alabama
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, and Tuscaloosa Counties, Alabama

Arkansas

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Little River, Miller, Sevier, and Howard Counties, Arkansas
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Drew, Desha, Ashley, Bradley, and Chicot Counties, Arkansas
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Monroe, Phillips, and Prairie Counties, Arkansas

California

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Inyo and Mono Counties, California
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – San Joaquin County, California
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Napa and Solano Counties, California
  4. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Imperial County, California

Colorado

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Communities within Teller County, Colorado

Connecticut

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Middlesex County and Towns within Hartford County, Connecticut
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – City of West Haven, Connecticut

Florida

  1. Early Head Start Grantee – Brevard County, Florida
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Manatee County, Florida
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and Union Counties, Florida
  4. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Alachua, Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, and Marion Counties, Florida
  5. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Franklin, Jefferson, and Leon Counties, Florida

Georgia

  1. Head Start Grantee – Putnam County, Georgia
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Fayette County, Georgia
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Carroll, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Meriweather, and Troup Counties, Georgia
  4. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Macon and Bibb Counties, Georgia

Idaho

  1. Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee – Idaho

Illinois

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – City of Quincy, Illinois
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Lake County, Illinois
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Evanston, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka within Cook County, Illinois
  4. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Jackson and Williamson Counties, Illinois
  5. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Livingston and McLean Counties, Illinois

Indiana

  1. Head Start Grantee – Carroll, Clinton, and White Counties, Indiana
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Jefferson, Jennings, and Scott Counties, Indiana
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – LaPorte County, Indiana

Iowa

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Marshall, Tama, Hardin, Poweshiek, and Story Counties, Iowa

Kansas

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Ford County, Kansas

Kentucky

  1. Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee – Kentucky

Louisiana

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Cameron Parish, Louisiana
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
  4. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
  5. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  6. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
  7. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – St. James Parish, Louisiana
  8. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Webster and Claiborne Parishes, Louisiana
  9. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
  10. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Madison, Richland, and East Carroll Parishes, Louisiana

Maryland

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Montgomery County, Maryland

Massachusetts

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Towns within Worcester County, Massachusetts
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Towns of Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Freetown, Berkley, Dighton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Lakeville, Massachusetts
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Towns within Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester Counties, Massachusetts
  4. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Towns of Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott, Massachusetts

Michigan

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties, Michigan
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Saginaw County, Michigan

Minnesota

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Clay and Wilkin Counties, Minnesota

Mississippi

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Alcorn, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Claiborne, Franklin, Hancock, Hinds, Itawamba, Lauderdale, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln Counties, et al., Mississippi
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Holmes, Montgomery, and Webster Counties, Mississippi

Missouri

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – City of St. Louis and St. Louis, Warren, Lincoln, St. Charles, and Montgomery Counties, Missouri
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, and Osage Counties, Missouri
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton, and DeKalb Counties, Missouri

Montana

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Granite, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, and Sanders Counties, Montana
  2. Head Start Grantee – Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, Montana

Nebraska

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Dakota County, Nebraska

Nevada

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – White Pine County, Nevada

New Hampshire

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Carroll, Coos, and Grafton Counties, New Hampshire

New Mexico

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – San Miguel County, New Mexico

New York

  1. Early Head Start Grantee – Bronx County, New York
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Niagara County, New York
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Essex County, Saranac Lake, and Au Sable Forks, New York
  4. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Nassau County, New York

North Carolina

  1. Head Start Grantee – Cabarrus County, North Carolina
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Catawba and Iredell Counties, North Carolina
  4. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties, North Carolina

Ohio

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Medina and Wayne Counties, Ohio
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Portage County, Ohio

Oregon

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Crook and Deschutes Counties, Oregon
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Washington County, Oregon

Pennsylvania

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Bucks County, Pennsylvania
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Communities within Norristown, Pottstown, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  4. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Delaware County, Pennsylvania
  5. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
  6. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Snyder, Union, and Mifflin Counties, Pennsylvania
  7. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Cambria County, Pennsylvania
  8. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  9. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Adams County, Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

  1. Head Start Grantee – Municipality of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Coto, Guayabos, Mora, Downtown, Guerrero, Bejucos, and Jobos within the Municipality of Isabela, Puerto Rico

South Carolina

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Darlington County, South Carolina
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Aiken and Barnwell Counties, South Carolina
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg Counties, South Carolina

Tennessee

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Davidson County, Tennessee

Texas

  1. Head Start Grantee – City of Kaufman and Portions of Kaufman County, Texas
  2. Head Start Grantee – Swisher County, Texas
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Portions of Southeast Harris County, Texas
  4. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Jones, Nolan, Fisher, Haskell, Stephens, Shackelford, and Mitchell Counties, and Portions of Taylor County, Texas
  5. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Austin, Chambers, Hardin, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties and Portions of Harris County, Texas
  6. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Blanco County and Portions of Gillespie County, Texas
  7. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Red River County, Texas
  8. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Bosque, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas, Limestone, Llano, Mason, Milam, Mills, San Saba, and Portions of Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas
  9. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Scurry County, Texas
  10. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Tarrant County, Texas
  11. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Wharton, Fort Bend, and Matagorda Counties, Texas

Utah

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Davis, Morgan, and Summit Counties, Utah

Virginia

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Goochland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward Counties, Virginia
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Washington Counties and the Cities of Bristol and Saltville, Virginia
  3. Head Start Grantee – Culpeper County, Virginia
  4. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Henry, Campbell, and Pittsylvania Counties and the City of Martinsville, Virginia

Washington

  1. Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee – Washington
  2. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Chelan, Douglas, and Yakima Counties, Washington
  3. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Kittitas County, Washington

West Virginia

  1. Head Start and/or Early Head Start – Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, and Pendleton Counties, West Virginia

 

Thank you.

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If you are in Round 3 DRS and need help with your grant application, or if you are a delegate or otherwise qualified agency considering your options, please be in touch. In most cases, we can help you and if not we will certainly connect you with the resources you need. Please do call – 703-599-4329 or email augenblick@foundationsforfamilies.com .

Considering the EHS-Child Care Partnership funding opportunity?  We are following that topic, too.  Please visit our sister blog and learn more.

 

While we are waiting…the EHS-Child Care Partnership FOA was released today

Many of you on the Round 2 or 3 list – or otherwise interested in DRS – are probably also following the EHS-Child Care Partnership grant.  The FOA was released this afternoon.  It is quite interesting and we thought you might be interested in learning more

Meanwhile, we’ve been asked to try to get a handle on what is going on with Round 2.  Given that there is no official list of preliminary winners, it is up to us to piece that together.  If you’d be willing to share the status of your negotiations, we’ll put together an analysis of which service areas were up for competition and who is currently in negotiations.  So many of you have asked, we are certain that it would be helpful and of interest to the field.  It will only work if you volunteer to share your status in terms of negotiations.  Either way…let us know.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Still nothing official…

Last week, we shared our observations that: 1) unlike Round 1, OHS has not released an official list of preliminary winners and 2) it makes sense, to us, in the absence of that official list to initiate or continue important conversations.

Important conversations would be with your regional office, notes to the grants (including DRS) information email address, and to other agencies that may be in or interested in providing service in your service area (depending on whether you are EHS or HS).

The regional offices have not released their timelines for contacting agencies or initiating negotiations but, according to many of you and letters we’ve seen, they have definitely started the process. It would be reasonable to call your regional office and ask them if they would share their plan to inform the region.

In the absence of the official list from OHS, we are left to piece it together ourselves.

We encourage you to keep calling and planning for a variety of outcomes.

Good luck and thank you.