Administration for Children and Families -- National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS) announces the availability of $6,500,000 to be competitively awarded for the purpose of operating a National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (NC PMFO). The NC PMFO will provide training and technical assistance (TTA) that reflects current evidence, is research-informed, and promotes best practices in using, presenting, and incorporating data in TTA efforts and translating the most current research to practice related to program leadership, governance, facilities management, and fiscal oversight for grantees providing services to children and families in Head Start and Early Head Start (HS/EHS) programs.  Because of the complex work the NC PMFO will conduct, the grantee will be expected to bring together knowledgeable subrecipients within the fields of program management and fiscal operations. 

The NC PMFO is part of a comprehensive OHS TTA System. The system is designed to support HS/EHS programs as they provide high-quality services to pregnant women, children and families to support the school readiness of young children who live in poverty through the provision of health, education, and social services.

The NC PMFO will be part of a network of four National Centers.  Please use the funding opportunity numbers listed to access more information on the other three National Centers:

  • National Center on Parent Family and Community Engagement (HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HC-1826)
  • National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning (HHS-2020-OHS-HC-1828)
  • National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety (HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HC-1829) 

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; and small businesses.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 22, 2020