Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health of Human Services (DHHS) is pleased to announce the launch of Child Care Accelerate, an 8-week intensive business support program created to assist New Hampshire-based child care programs as they strengthen their business operations to ensure long-term success. Developed in partnership with business consultant Seed Collective, Child Care Accelerate will help licensed and license-exempt child care providers across New Hampshire enhance their operational efficiency and financial capacity to increase access to quality child care. Read full press release.
Read the recently released report from the Coös Childcare Tactical Team. The north country is experiencing an unprecedented number of child care program closures. To work on concrete solutions to this issue, over 60 community members from the north country came together on January 24 to develop a system-wide response. Check out the slides here. Further reporting will be out soon.
New Hampshire's Birth to 3 program is seeking input from families who have experience with receiving services through the Family Centered Early Supports and Services. To register for one of the sessions below, email email@example.com
Want to learn about what is happening with the work from the state contractors for the child care work? Join us for a series of Lunch and Learns! Registration is open for the February sessions.
New Hampshire Child Care Scholarship Eligibility to be Expanded in 2024, Provider Reimbursement Rates Increased
Read the NH Fiscal Policy Institute's latest blog post with compelling data and analysis of the impact of the increased child care scholarship eligibility.
The Community College System and the College of Professional Studies (formerly Granite State College) is offering several opportunities for students to enroll in free course work towards obtaining a degree. Click on image to view or download full flyer.
New Hampshire Children's Health Foundation just featured the work of the partners in the Coos Coalition for Young Children and Families. Read the article here.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Division of Public Health Services (“Department”) is seeking responses to this Request for Applications (solicitation) from qualified Vendors to provide training and technical assistance to the NH Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, including its participating agencies. Services include but are not limited to, developing and implementing training programs; conducting training needs assessments; developing educational materials; planning for statewide conferences; and making subject matter experts available to NH MIECHV contractors. Close date/time January 21, 2024 12:00pm
Granite United Way is calling on New Hampshire business leaders and employees to participate in a ground-breaking research project that seeks to understand trends and impacts of child care access and family-friendly workplace policies on workforce recruitment and retention.
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The Child Care Workforce Grant (CCWG) for $15,000,000 is to finance recruitment and retention bonus and benefit grants for New Hampshire Child Care Programs as defined in New Hampshire House Bill 2. Directions, timeline, application, and other grant opportunities can be found on this page the NH Connections website.
The NH ECCS Health Integration Project is seeking rapid micro-grant applications for funds to enhance existing efforts working to reduce health disparities by increasing connections between families with young children (pregnant through age 3) and necessary health services.
Micro-grants may support one-time purchases, program supplies, training for staff, or events that enhance an existing group’s efforts to connect families to health services. Micro-grant expenditures must be allowable within the parameters of the project’s federal funding and will be reviewed by NH DHHS prior to award. Funds cannot be used to pay for staff, equipment, or supplies that are already fully funded under existing grant programs. Examples of allowable costs include:
NH Judicial Branch Office of Access and Community Engagement, Community Navigators Project Information Sessions
In April 2023, the NH Supreme Court issued Administrative Order 2023-04 to create the Office of Access and Community Engagement (OACE). The OACE assists the NH Access to Justice Commission in carrying out its duties and “engage relevant stakeholders and community members in expanding access to justice for all in civil and other legal matters in New Hampshire.” To most effectively execute this, the OACE has identified six sub-projects that directly target highest need and focus areas – this collection of subprojects are known as the ARPA-A2J projects. The objective of this session is to introduce the ARPA-A2J Community Navigators Project, expand on our mission and objectives, and collect feedback from key agencies in communities across NH. The ultimate goal is to not reinvent the wheel, but build off of what works and to fill the remaining access to justice gaps and barriers that exist. This is where your feedback is invaluable.
Register here for the webinars:
(Tues) November 28, 2023 from 8:30AM - 9:30AM
(Thurs) November 30, 2023 from 4PM - 5PM
The first Family Voice Network Design Session is being held on November 30th from 6-8 pm. RSVP for this virtual event here by November 21st. See below for more details.