Press Releases

Early Head Start-Child Care Funding Application Open

June 11, 2014

Child Care Aware® of America is very excited to announce that today, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has released the application for a new $500 million funding opportunity to expand access to high-quality, comprehensive services for low-income infants and toddlers and their families. This funding will support the creation of Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships and the expansion of Early Head Start services to children and families. Funding for EHS-CC Partnerships will encourage collaboration between new or existing Early Head Start grantees and child care providers to improve the quality of existing child care programs and expand access to high-quality care for infants and toddlers

All agencies eligible to apply for EHS funds can apply for competitive partnership or expansion grants including territories, community organizations, non-profit or for-profit organizations, and state and local governments.

Organizations interested in applying for funding can find the funding announcement at

Click here to find more information and resources on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships on Child Care Aware® of America's dedicated page.

Additional resources and information can be found on the Administration for Children and Families EHS-CC Webpage, found here.