Announcing a New Round of the Impact Project Recruitment

Greetings state and territory leaders. The Office of Child Care (OCC) and Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) have opened applications for long-term, intensive technical assistance through a fourth round of the Impact Project. Applications will be due by Tuesday, March 28, 2023, and Letters of Expression (optional) will be due by Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

What Is the Impact Project?
The Impact Project helps states, territories, and Tribes develop and expand their capacity for planning, investing in, and implementing quality early childhood systems, policies, and practices. States, territories, and Tribes will design projects—new or already under way—that are meaningful to them and that are based on their context, vision, and goals for developing a strong early childhood system.

The Impact Project offers intensive consultation and assistance from SCBC’s well-regarded experts. SCBC will appoint one dedicated consultant with extensive experience to each awarded applicant to help design and deliver action plans focused on a state’s, territory’s, or Tribe’s specific priorities. Projects can range from 2 to 4 years and can include child care systems and services that are fully or partially supported by their Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program resources.

Projects will address one or more of the following CCDF program purposes: leadership and coordination, outreach and education, financial assistance, equal access, standards and monitoring, child care workforce, quality improvement, and grantee accountability. OCC and SCBC will consider projects that focus on the following three OCC priorities: (1) fully implementing CCDF programs, (2) spending down Federal coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief funding, or (3) supporting or compensating the early care and education workforce. Tribal applicants must demonstrate partnership with their state CCDF agency.

Who Will Participate?
As many as eight states, territories, and Tribes will be selected to participate.

When Will the Services Begin?
Services will start in spring 2023 and will be available for as long as 3 years. Applications will be due by Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

Learn More
Check out the Impact Project webpage, where you can watch a video, review the application, see slides, and learn about previous Impact Projects.

To ask questions or to set up a call to discuss this opportunity, contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].

Attend the Office Hours and ask us anything! Click on this Web link to register for Office Hours.

  • Tuesday, March 14th, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time [ET])—1:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time [AT]); 12:00 noon (Central Time [CT]); 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time [MT]); 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Time [PT]); 9:00 a.m. (Alaska Time [AKT]); 7:00 a.m. (Hawaii Time [HT]); and Wednesday, March 15th, at 3:00 a.m. (Chamorro Time [ChT])
  • Wednesday, March 15th, at 1:00 p.m. (ET)—1:00 p.m. (AT); 12:00 noon (CT); 11:00 a.m. (MT); 10:00 a.m. (PT); 9:00 a.m. (AKT); 7:00 a.m. (HT); and Thursday, March 16th, at 3:00 a.m. (ChT)
  • Tuesday, March 21st, at 1:00 p.m. (ET)—1:00 p.m. (AT); 12:00 noon (CT); 11:00 a.m. (MT); 10:00 a.m. (PT); 9:00 a.m. (AKT); 7:00 a.m. (HT); and Wednesday, March 22nd, at 3:00 a.m. (ChT)
  • Wednesday, March 22nd, at 1:00 p.m. (ET)—1:00 p.m. (AT); 12:00 noon (CT); 11:00 a.m. (MT); 10:00 a.m. (PT); 9:00 a.m. (AKT); 7:00 a.m. (HT); and Thursday, March 23rd, at 3:00 a.m. (ChT)

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Office of Child Care
Administration for Children and Families

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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