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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Out-of-School Time Grant Program

Notice of Funding Availability
Fiscal Year 2016
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Out-of-School Time Grant Program
Request for Applications Release Date: August 10, 2015
Grant Application Submission Deadline: September 9, 2015

 

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Division of Early Learning, will issue a Request for Applications for the delivery of quality out-of-school time (OST) programs for students who are Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients to attend after school and summer programs.

OSSE will award funding on a competitive basis for child care services (including before and after school care) to children ages birth through 13 years, including services through age 18 for children with disabilities, in accordance with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 (P. L. No. 104-193, 42 U.S.C. §§ 601 et seq.; D.C. Official Code § 4-201.01 et seq.), as amended. This TANF funding will be made available to OSSE from the District of Columbia Department of Human Services (DHS). Funding for this award is made, and is contingent on continued funding from DHS.

Eligible Applicants:  Local education agencies (LEAs), community-based, non-profit and for-profit, organizations that provide after school and summer programming in the District of Columbia.

Length of Award: This is a two (2)-year award that either party can cancel with cause.

Available Funding for Awards: There is a total of $6,500,000 available.  Eligible applicants may apply for any amount up to the full amount but may be awarded amounts less than requested.

Award Period: The funds must be used between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2017.

A review panel or panels will be convened to review, score, and rank each application. The review panel(s) will be composed of neutral, qualified, professional individuals selected for their expertise, knowledge or related experiences. The application will be scored against a rubric and application will have multiple reviewers to ensure accurate scoring. Upon completion of its review, the panel(s) shall make recommendations for awards based on the scoring rubric(s). OSSE’s Division of Early Learning will make all final award decisions.

For more information contact:
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Division of Early Learning
810 First Street, NE, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20002
[email protected]

The Request for Applications (RFA) is available on OSSE’s website. Applications will be submitted through the Enterprise Grants Management System (EGMS).


Early Learning Funding Opportunities