Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/2/2024

Administration for Children and Families -- Child Care Policy Research Partnerships

Child Care Policy Research Partnerships (CCPRP) awards support new research and evaluation activities developed and conducted through partnerships between Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies in states, territories, or tribes and research partner organizations with demonstrated research capacity. This opportunity will fund up to eight 5-year cooperative agreements to pursue research questions of current relevance to local, state, and national child care policy. This iteration of the CCPRP awards prioritizes projects implementing rigorous, policy-relevant evaluations of quality improvement initiatives in states, territories, or tribes implemented through CCDF “quality set-aside” funds that aim to increase families’ access to quality child care, especially access for children in underserved areas, infants and toddlers, children with disabilities, and children receiving care during nontraditional hours. These projects are expected to add to the knowledge about the efficacy of child care subsidy policies and quality improvement initiatives in increasing families’ access to quality child care.

Projects are also expected to inform the field at large. As such, award recipients will be expected to participate in a consortium of CCPRP award recipients that will meet monthly and communicate regularly to share lessons learned; identify opportunities for collaborative planning, measures development, and analyses; and develop collective expertise and resources.

Deadline: May 6, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant eligibility is unrestricted. The CCPRP award program is intended to fund collaborative research projects between a CCDF Lead Agency and entities with demonstrated research capacity (referred to as research partner organization(s)). Therefore, eligible applicants may be either the CCDF Lead Agency or research partner organizations.

CCDF Lead Agencies can partner on multiple applications for funding under this awards program; however, it is unlikely that a lead agency would receive more than one award as the award recipient or as the partner. This also applies to research partner organizations, such that organizations may submit multiple applications as the research partner, but an organization would not receive more than one award as the award recipient or as the partner.

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