April 22, 2004

In this Issue:

  1. Notices Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004
      Source: Federal Register - April 21, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 77)
  2. A Family’s Guide to the Child Welfare System
      Source: Child Welfare Resources - Retrieved April 21, 2004
  3. Twenty-four Programs Funded for Enhanced Home Visiting Project (EHVP)
      Source: Head Start News - April 21, 2004

1. Notices Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004

Source: Federal Register - April 21, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 77)

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services recently published the following notices inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 2004:

  • Special Education--Research and Innovation To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities--Initial Career Awards - The purpose of this program is to produce, and advance the use of, knowledge to improve the results of education and early intervention for infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities. For more information go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004-2/042104g.html
  • Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities--Parent Training and Information Centers - The purpose of this program is to ensure that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information to help improve results for their children. For more information go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004-2/042104i.html
  • Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities--National Clearinghouse on Deaf-Blindness - Statement of Priority: The establishment and operation of a national clearinghouse on deaf-blindness to improve outcomes for children and individuals who are deaf-blind. For more information go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004-2/042104h.html

2. A Family’s Guide to the Child Welfare System

Source: Child Welfare Resources - Retrieved April 21, 2004

A Family Guide to the Child Welfare System is a new comprehensive resource that answers many of the questions families face when they become involved with the child welfare system. The guide was developed collaboratively by Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, American Institutes for Research, Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, Child Welfare League of America, and National Indian Child Welfare Association. To learn more about the guide and to download it in PDF format go to http://www.tapartnership.org/advisors/ChildWelfare/resources/Family_Guide.asp.

3. Twenty-four Programs Funded for Enhanced Home Visiting Project (EHVP)

Source: Head Start News - April 21, 2004

The Enhanced Home Visiting Project recently invited Early Head Start and Migrant Infant/Toddler programs to apply for funding to develop and implement an enhanced home visiting program to serve children who are in "kith and kin" settings. Information about the Enhanced Home Visiting Project and recently funded programs is available at http://www.ehsnrc.org/highlights/EHVP.htm.