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March 26, 2002

 Funding Alert from Education Daily

Early Head Start--Local Applicants 

HHS announces applications to provide comprehensive child development services to very young children from low-income families, as well as services to help families achieve self-sufficiency (Federal Register, March 14).  Eligible applicants include local public and private non-profit and for-profit organizations.  Deadline is May 13.  Call Early Head Start Nationwide Competition (800.458.7699) for applications.  The Web site is  The document reference is ACF/ACYF/HS 02-04. 

Projects With Industry--States are Eligible 

DOE announces applications for partnership projects with industry to create and expand job and career opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the competitive labor market (Federal Register, March 15).  One option is to demonstrate how literacy services can assist participants with low literacy levels to obtain higher earnings in competitive employment.  Deadline May 31.  Eligible applicants include employers, nonprofit agencies and organizations, designated state agencies, labor unions, community rehabilitation program providers, trade associations, American Indian tribes and other agencies.  Contact Education Publications Center (877.433.7827) for applications.  The Web site is  In the "Simple Search" window enter "CFDA number 84.234Q"

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