In partnership with the Region IV Office of Grants Management (RIV OGM), the Region IV Head Start Association issues informational communications to grantees from RIV OGM to keep the regional network abreast of best practices, initiatives, and emerging trends. If there are any questions concerning the information provided, please contact the program or fiscal representative for your grant.
Click here to view important grantee alerts from the Office of Grants Management – Region IV Administration for Children and Families forwarded by RIVHSA as part of our ongoing collaboration with Federal offices
Click here to view the Office of Grants Mangement Tips - COB Policy
Click here to view the Office of Grants Management Tips (September 11, 2013)
Click here to view CFED Annouces Head Start Integration Learning Cluster (August 29, 2013)
Click here to view October tips from the Office of Grants Management - Summary of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (H.R. 2775) and FY 2014 OHS Monitoring Protocol
Click here to view an Important Notice on PMS Accounts from the Office of Grants Management (November 1, 2013)
Click here to view an Important Notice on Public Law 1405 (a) No. 101-510 (November 6, 2013)
Click here to view OGM Tip: Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars & The Effect of DOMA on FMLA (November 12, 2013)
Click the link below to view OGM Tips for Auditors: Award Term for Federal Financial Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)
Click here to view OGM Tip: Canceled Award Authorization due Canceled Appropriation
Click here to view OGM Tip: ACA ROIV Initial Letter to Stakeholders(November 20, 2013)
New Study Offers Insights into Strengths and Needs of Early Care and Education Workforce
The early care and education workforce is more highly educated and more stable than previously believed, according to a new study from HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The study was based on surveys completed by more than 10,000 early childhood care providers in 2012 and provides the first thorough picture of the early care and education workforce in two decades. Understanding and improving the early care and education workforce is essential because these providers not only support working parents, but also help educate and care for children during the most rapid period of brain development – from birth to five years old. View/download study: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/number-and-characteristics-of-early-care-and-education-ece-teachers-and.
Cooking Matters at the Store mini-grants provide an opportunity to conduct educational food shopping tours for families. This is especially important now with the stress that SNAP cuts will place on families. As a further incentive, NHSA is raffling two prizes to the first 100 applicants. The first prize is a child size shopping cart and the second prize is a set of 2 mini-shopping carts used for decoration.
Cooking Matters Raffle Flyer