Impact Project: An Intensive Consultation and Technical Assistance Opportunity for States, Commonwealths, and Territories


The Office of Child Care (OCC) is pleased to invite states, commonwealths, and territories and their partners to learn about and apply to participate in the second round of the Impact Project. The Impact Project assists states and territories as they develop and expand their capacity for planning, investing in, and implementing quality early childhood (EC) systems, policies, and practices. Participants will design projects, new or already under way, that are meaningful to them and that are based on their particular context, vision, and goals for the development of a strong EC system.

To support these state and territory projects, the Impact Project offers intensive consultation and assistance from the Child Care State Capacity Building Center. Consultants with extensive state-based experience will be available to each participating state and territory over a 24-month period.

Proposed projects must include child care systems and services that are fully or partially supported by Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program resources and that address the CCDF goal of providing more low-income families with quality services.

As a result of the Impact Project, state and territory leaders should be able to successfully strengthen EC systems to support effective, high-impact services that can improve outcomes for children and families.

To learn about the eight states and one territory participating in the first round of the Impact Project, review the application packet, which includes information about their experiences: https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/impact-project-2018.


As many as five states and territories will be selected to participate.


These projects will start in fall 2018, with services available for as long as 2 years. Applications are due on August 1.

To Learn More


Child Care State Capacity Building Center, A Service of the Office of Child Care Ι 9300 Lee Highway Ι Fairfax, VA  22031

Phone: (877) 296-2401 Ι Email: CapacityBuildingCenter@ecetta.info



Office of Child Care

Administration for Children and Families

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mary E. Switzer Building, Fourth Floor, MS 4425

330 C Street, S.W.

Washington, DC  20201

General office number: (202) 690-6782

Fax: (202) 690-5600

General email: occ@acf.hhs.gov

Website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ