The OSSE Division of Early Childhood Education announces the revised Request for Applications (RFA) for the FY2012 Training in Child Maltreatment Issues Grant. The deadline for applications has been extended to August 18, 2011.
OSSE/ECE administers a number of federally funded programs for early care, child development, early intervention and early literacy. It provides subsidized child care services to eligible families with children six (6) weeks through twelve (12) years, with services available for children with disabilities through age eighteen (18). OSSE/ECE also offers services for infants and toddlers, from birth through two years of age, with developmental delays and/or disabilities and their families. The Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Act of 1977 (DC Official Code § 4-1321.02) mandates that child care providers, among others, must report actual or suspected cases of child maltreatment. Further, it is the policy of OSSE/ECE that any recipient of funds from the OSSE/ECE–administered Child Care Subsidy Program (CCSP) employ staff trained in recognizing the signs of child maltreatment and knowledgeable in procedures for reporting such cases.
OSSE/ECE is issuing this Request for Applications (RFA) to obtain assistance in training up to four hundred (400) early care and education providers on the signs of child maltreatment, policies and procedures for responding to signs of child maltreatment, required policies and procedures for responding to signs of child maltreatment, and reporting incidents or suspected incidents of child maltreatment. The target populations for this training are early child care and education providers in the District of Columbia. Funds in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) are available to support grants awarded under this RFA.
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Eligibility: Applicants must be: (1) a nonprofit organization in the District of Columbia; (2) licensed to do business in the District of Columbia; and (3) approved by the OSSE/ECE Trainer Approval Program or agree to become approved within six (6) months of the award.
Important Dates: The RFA was released July 15, 2011. The application may also be obtained from the Office of the City Administrator (OCA) website Clearinghouse link at http://capstat.oca.dc.gov/ or from Walter C. Lundy, Jr., Grants Management Specialist for ECE, 810 First Street, NE, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20002. Please call (202) 727-1839 or send an email to Walter.Lundy@dc.gov. The deadline for application submission is August 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm EST.
For more information, please contact:
Walter C. Lundy, Jr.
Grants Management Specialist
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Division of Early Childhood Education (ECE)
810 First Street, NE, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20002