AUCD-NCBDDD/CDC "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Funding Opportunities

July 24, 2020

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Support for Early Childhood State Systems Through the Act Early Network to Support Recovery and Strengthen Resilience Skills, Behaviors, and Resources of Children, Families, and Communities
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Informational Call: July 14, 2020 at 4:30pm ET

Application Deadline: August 11, 2020 at 5:00pm ET
Notice of Awards: September 1, 2020
Number of Awards: up to 56
Award Floor: $75,000 per team

PDFRequest for Applications

Through an existing cooperative agreement, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, will provide support to early childhood state/territorial programs and systems through the Act Early Network to support COVID-19 recovery and strengthen resilience skills, behaviors, and resources for children, families, and communities.

This funding opportunity is open to AUCD/CDC supported Act Early Ambassador-led or co-led state/territorial teams with representation from AUCD member centers and other key public health and early childhood partners. A list of all current Act Early Ambassadors is available here. If your state or territory is not currently represented by an Act Early Ambassador or is eligible (based on a population of over 10M) for representation by a second Act Early Ambassador, a competitive Act Early Ambassador RFA is also available in conjunction with this funding opportunity.

This support opportunity is expected to bolster and evaluate the integration of parent-engaged developmental monitoring using "Learn the Signs. Act Early." (LTSAE) in at least one high-reach statewide program serving families with young children (birth to age 5), as well as advance the promotion and distribution of relevant, existing tools, materials, and programs to improve resiliency among families with young children during COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts.

 

CDC-AUCD Leadership Opportunity
Act Early Ambassadors: State or Territorial Liaisons to CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program
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Informational Call: July 14, 2020 at 4:30pm ET
Application Deadline: August 4, 2020 at 5:00pm ET
Notice of Awards: September 1, 2020
Annual Stipend: $4,000

PDFRequest for Applications

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), announce a limited funding opportunity for Act Early Ambassadors to work with CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." (LTSAE) program to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, by:

  • promoting the adoption and integration of LTSAE resources and materials to support developmental monitoring in systems that serve young children and their families (e.g. WIC, home visiting, child welfare, early care and education, etc.); 
  • serving as a state or territorial representative of CDC's national LTSAE program; and
  • supporting the work of Act Early Teams and other state/territorial or national initiatives to improve early identification of developmental delay and disability.

This funding opportunity is open to all states and territories not currently represented by an Act Early Ambassador, and those states and territories currently represented by one Act Early Ambassador but are eligible for a second based on a population over 10M.

States and territories not currently represented by an Act Early Ambassador:

  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Michigan
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Arkansas
  • West Virginia

States and territories currently represented by one Act Early Ambassador and eligible for a second based on a population over 10M:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
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An informational call for both funding opportunities will take place on July 14 at 4:30pmET.

No pre-registration is necessary. The link to join this informational session is:
https://zoom.us/meeting/92360179823

A recording of the call, along with FAQs reviewed, will be made available.

If you have any questions regarding either of these opportunities, please contact Danielle Webber.