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About the Competitive Process

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) first indicates that funding will be available through a forecast on A forecast is a planned funding opportunity that contains actual or estimated dates and funding levels for grants that an agency intends to award during the fiscal year. Forecast opportunities are subject to change based on enactment of congressional appropriations.

When funding is available and ACF is ready to accept applications, ACF will issue an official notice of funding opportunity (NOFO). It will be available on, the same place you will go to submit your application.

Each NOFO will include a due date of not less than 60 days from the posting date of that NOFO. Applications must be submitted electronically and received and validated through the system by the due date and time to be considered in the competitive process.

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Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at for additional information.