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Workforce Wednesday: New Federal Opportunities to Bolster the Early Care and Education Workforce

This webinar was hosted on March 1, 2023 by the Office of Early Childhood Development, within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and U.S. Department of Education (ED). This webinar highlights new funding opportunities at the federal level, including budget increases from the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY23, that can launch, sustain, or expand promising state and local strategies.

These opportunities include: 

  • Fiscal Year 2023 funding increases for the Child Care and Development Block Grant, Head Start, IDEA (Part B, 619 and Part C), Registered Apprenticeships, Career and Technical Education, and other programs 

  • New Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five Awards  

  • Launch of the new National Early Care and Education Workforce Center 

  • Reauthorization of and budget increases for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting 

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