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About the Competitive Process

ACF first indicates that funding will be available through an announcement on the Department of Health and Human Services' Grants Forecast site. On this website you can search by agency to view planned ACF funding opportunities. Forecasted 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 known as a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which will be available on, the same place you will go to submit your application. As ACF's FOAs are announced, the full FOAs are also posted on ACF's website.

Each funding opportunity announcement will include a due date of not less than 60 days from the posting date of that FOA. 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.