Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grants have strengthened State systems to promote early childhood development since 2007. The most recent grant competition, in 2013, re-focused the program to better support current early childhood initiatives, including Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs.
HRSA-13-177 Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Building Health Through Integration grant application guidance (PDF - 424 KB)
ECCS grantees work in every U.S. State (except Georgia, Maine and Mississippi), Washington, DC, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Republic of Palau and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Current grantees contact information, websites and project abstracts.
Each program focuses on one of the following strategies to improve and integrate services for children from birth to age 3:
ECCS Projects Focusing on mitigating toxic stress and trauma in infancy and early childhood:
Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virgin Islands, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
ECCS Projects Focusing on coordinating the expansion of developmental screening activities in early care and education settings:
Arizona, Connecticut, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Mariana Islands, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Palau, Puerto Rico, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
ECCS Projects Focusing on improving state infant and toddler child care quality improvement efforts:
Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Vermont.