National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS) announces the availability of approximately $7,582,500 to be competitively awarded for the purpose of operating a National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety (NC HBHS).

The NC HBHS will provide training

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and technical assistance (TTA) that reflects current evidence, is research-informed, and promotes best practices.

The NC HBHS 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 HBHS TTA efforts will lead to improved health, behavioral health, and safety of children and families.

Because of the complex work the NC HBHS will conduct, the recipient will be expected to bring together knowledgeable subrecipients within the fields child nutrition and oral health; physical activity; health (including hearing and vision screening); behavioral health promotion and prevention, including the promotion of mental health, resilience and wellbeing; and the prevention of mental illness and substance use disorders; safety practices; child and adult trauma; child incidents and maltreatment; emergency preparedness, response and recovery; prenatal care; environmental health and safety; and staff wellness.

The NC HBHS 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 Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HC-1826), National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HC-1827) and National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HC-1828) Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at for additional information.
Related Programs

Head Start

Department of Health and Human Services

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Administration for Children and Families - OHS

Estimated Funding: $7,582,500

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Eligible applicants may apply on their own or as the lead applicant for a consortium.

A consortium is a project carried out by a lead applicant and one or more other organizations that are separate legal entities.

Under a consortium agreement, the lead applicant must perform a substantive role in the conduct of the planned project or program activity and will not merely serve as a conduit of funds to another party or parties.

The relationship between the recipient and the collaborating organizations is considered a sub-award relationship.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

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