2023-2024 Springboard Opportunities

2023-2024 Springboard Opportunities

2023-2024 Springboard Opportunities Offered by CDC and Nemours Children’s Health for States to Advance Early Care and Education Work

What is the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future: Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP)?

HKHF TAP is a Cooperative Agreement between CDC and Nemours Children’s that provides support to improve healthy eating and physical activity best practices in ECE settings and systems. From 2018-2023, HKHF TAP supported 13 states to advance their system-level ECE work through tailored technical assistance and special projects  

Who should participate?

Program managers, ECE program state leads, nutrition staff, physical activity staff, and any interested program staff in states that were NOT awarded the State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) grant by CDC. 

Springboards offered this year include:

  • GIS Mapping for CACFP Outreach & Promotion with Child Care Aware ® of America 
  • Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Environments and Gardening with Young Children courses from Natural Learning Initiative, NC State University 
  • Equity Support with Institute for Public Health Innovation 
  • Physical Activity Learning Sessions (PALS) with Nemours Children’s 
  • *New*Translation Services with Language Services Associates 
  • *New* Sustainability Funding with Nemours Children’s 

Process to Apply: 

  1. Review the Springboard Webinar presentation and supplemental documents.
  2. Discuss the opportunities with your state partners and stakeholders and explore which may make the most sense in your state.
  3. Complete the online Expression of Interest form, selecting up to two (2) opportunities. 
    • Nemours Children’s will accept one submission per state. Applicants should coordinate with partners in their states to craft a single submission for the state and avoid duplicative submissions 
  4. Nemours Children’s may request a 1:1 follow up call with states if necessary. 
  5. Commit to access, implement, and integrate the Springboard Opportunity into your existing plans. 

For more information, email Hannah Press @ Hannah.Press@nemours.org