Announcements

Posted: August 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN)

This film, An Unlikely Partnership: Strengthening Families Touched by Incarceration, describes the impact of parental incarceration on children and families. It features an innovative partnership in Washington State between the Department of Corrections and the Department of Early Learning that highlights how partners can come together around a shared agenda for the safety and wellbeing of children and families. An Unlikely Partnership is part of the “Building Community, Building Hope” film series developed by OCAN and its contractor, CANTASD, in collaboration with The Department of Expansion, a Los Angeles-based film production company. Learn more.

Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health

These companion funding opportunities address the pilot studies and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement, and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems:

  1. Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator to Promote Early Access, Engagement, and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents
    Application Deadline: January 7, 2018
    This opportunity requests research applications to develop and pilot test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models. Learn more.
  2. Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement, and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents
    Application Deadline: January 7, 2018
    This opportunity requests research applications to develop and test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models. Learn more.
Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service

This website provides culturally-relevant health curricula for Native youth. Tribal health educators, teachers, and parents can use this website to access training and tools for delivering effective, age-appropriate programs. This website was produced collaboratively by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Learn more.

Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This website provides resources related to evidence-based programs and practices in behavioral health. Professionals can use these resources to develop, implement, and sustain evidenced-based programs to improve behavioral health in local communities. Learn more.

Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

This brief explains how cost analyses can inform decision-making in education and provides guidance on what resources exist to help calculate the costs of education programs. Education leaders, school districts, state education departments, and intermediary organizations can use this resource to learn how cost analyses can help inform their decisions about program choices, budgets, and strategies. Learn more.

Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This guide, developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Jed Foundation, can help new college students and their parents understand the importance of learning and communicating about mental health. Learn more.

Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report presents national, regional, and state estimates of past month binge drinking among young people aged 12-20. Compared with 2010–12, the estimate of past month underage binge drinking in 2012–14 was lower in the nation as a whole (15.87% vs. 14.44%). Although the national trend in underage drinking is declining, underage drinking remains a concern in the U.S., and states and local communities experience the negative health, social, and economic consequences every year. Learn more.

Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report examines the early adulthood milestones of 2002 high school sophomores as of 2012. It reports on key outcomes, including high school completion, enrollment in postsecondary education, progress toward or completion of a college degree, family formation, and employment status and earnings. Learn more.

Posted: July 20, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health - Region 5; and Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Regional Operations - Region V

This resource, hosted on the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children website, is a result of a recent education and training event to better understand and address research findings that mothers under the age of 20 have the lowest rates of breastfeeding initiation and the shortest duration of breastfeeding of those who breastfeed. The subsequent webpage features presentation recordings and slides, and an array of other materials based on information presented and discussions held throughout the event and since. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Research

Application Deadline: September 21, 2017
This program will fund four new research and development (R&D) centers that will conduct focused research and provide national leadership in advancing evidence-based practice and policy within a topic area. The competing R&D centers are:

  1. Improving Education Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students in Choice Schools
  2. Improving Rural Education
  3. Writing in Secondary Schools
  4. Exploring Science Teaching in Elementary School Classrooms

Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid

Date: November 28-December 1, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
This free conference will provide members of the financial aid community with the most up-to-date information on Higher Education Act Title IV programs and federal policies and procedures affecting customers and partners. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

This website provides information on the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides nutritious meals to low-income children when school is not in session. Local organizations can use this website to learn how to be a part of the program. Families can use the search tool to find local sites serving meals. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report (PDF, 3 pages), developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, details the results of a national survey of probation officers on their roles, what they know about trauma and youth, and what they want to learn about trauma and trauma-informed practices. Learn more (PDF, 3 pages).

Posted: July 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This website features SAMHSA data collections, maps, reports, public use data files, analysis tools, and other information related to data. Users can browse by topic or publication type and request data based on a specific need. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report presents national data about the prevalence of behavioral health conditions, including the rate of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, and underage drinking. The report also highlights the percentages of individuals who seek treatment for these conditions. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration

This report analyzes data from the 2011–2016 National Youth Tobacco Surveys to determine recent patterns of current use of seven tobacco product types among U.S. middle and high school students. Decreases in cigarette and cigar use during 2011–2016 were offset by increases in hookah and e-cigarette use, resulting in no significant change in any tobacco use. In 2016, e-cigarettes remained the most commonly-used tobacco product among high school and middle school students. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This literature review (PDF, 10 pages) summarizes research on intellectual and developmental disabilities of youths who are at risk of or who have come into contact with the juvenile justice system. Professionals working in juvenile justice settings can use this resource to better understand the challenges facing young people. Policymakers can also use the review to inform federal policies that pertain to the treatment of youths with disabilities in the juvenile justice system. Learn more (PDF, 10 pages).

Posted: June 29, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Special Education Research

Application Deadline: Multiple
These funding opportunities aim to promote rigorous research on special education and early intervention for children and youth:

  1. Special Education Research Grants
    Application Deadline: August 17, 2017
    This program seeks to expand understanding of children and youth with, or at risk for, disabilities through exploratory research, development, and pilot testing of new interventions; efficacy and effectiveness studies to evaluate interventions; and the development and validation of measures. Learn more.
  2. Research Training Programs in Special Education
    Application Deadline:
    August 17, 2017
    These training programs seek to prepare individuals to conduct rigorous and relevant special education and early intervention research. Learn more.
  3. Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education
    Application Deadline:
    September 21, 2017
    This competition aims to create a network of research teams to work together and share ideas on a specific issue of critical importance to special education. Learn more.
  4. Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions
    Application Deadline:
    March 1, 2018
    This competition is designed to support rigorous evaluations of short-term special education interventions. Learn more.
Posted: June 29, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

This tool provides access to data sets for CNCS programs supporting individuals, organizations, and communities in the U.S that perform civic service. The public can use this tool to search data by state, organization, and grant type. Learn more.

Posted: June 29, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This website provides information and resources related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a law that ensures a free, appropriate public education, as well as special education and related services, to students with disabilities. Students, parents, educators, service providers, and grantees can use this website to find information on children and youth with disabilities and special education. Learn more.