Administration for Children and Families -- National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS) announces the availability of approximately $5,900,000 to be competitively awarded for the purpose of operating a National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement (NC PFCE). The NC PFCE will provide training and technical assistance (TTA) that reflects current evidence, is research-informed and promotes best practices. The NC PFCE will strengthen professional development outcomes for staff and improve outcomes for children and families enrolled in Head Start and/or Early Head Start programs. The NC PFCE TTA efforts will lead to improved family outreach and recruitment; improved family well-being; expanded family engagement in children’s learning and development; and enhanced community partnerships that support families. Because of the complex work the NC PFCE will conduct, the grantee will be expected to bring together knowledgeable subrecipients within the fields of human services, early childhood, social work, mental health, parenting, leadership, and family economic mobility. 

The NC PFCE will join three other National Centers, and is part of a large comprehensive OHS Training and Technical Assistance System. Please use the funding opportunity numbers listed to access more information on the other three National Centers: National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HC-1827), National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HC-1828) and National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety (HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HC-1829)

Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at for additional information.

Deadline: June 22, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include the following: state governments; county governments; city or township governments; special district governments; independent school districts; public and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments (federally recognized); public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments); nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; for-profit organizations other than small businesses; small businesses; and faith-based organizations.



Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 22, 2020