The second half of 2022 marked nine major contract awards for JBA.
For the Health Resources and Services Administration—
- JBA will implement the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Innovation Technical Assistance Center as a subcontractor to Education Development Center (EDC) under a 3-year contract. The project will improve the proficiency of MIECHV innovation awardees to develop, implement, and evaluate data- and technology-related strategies to improve family outcomes and strengthen state and local early childhood systems.
- JBA will continue its support for the Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative as a subcontractor to Johns Hopkins University. The 5-year project aims to strengthen and broaden the impact of home visiting, using innovative research to achieve precision home visiting.
- As a subcontractor to Child Trends, JBA will support Home Visiting Assessments of Implementation Quality under a 3-year contract that builds on the project Measuring Implementation Quality in MIECHV-Funded Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs.
- As a subcontractor to ZERO TO THREE (ZTT), JBA will conduct the Infant-Toddler Court Program Evaluation under a 5-year contract and provide evaluation technical assistance to 12 states implementing the program. The evaluation will test the program’s effectiveness at the site level and explore system impact at the state and site levels.
- Also for ZTT, JBA will continue to develop indicators and tools for the implementation of HealthySteps, an evidence-based, team-based pediatric primary care program that promotes the health, well-being, and school readiness of babies and toddlers, with an emphasis on families living in low-income communities. The project will support model fidelity, priority outcomes, and targeted research on impact.
For the National Endowment for the Arts, JBA will develop a monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan for the Equity Pilot Initiative, which aims to strengthen engagement with underserved communities that have rich and dynamic cultural identities.
For the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, JBA will build on efforts to improve child welfare court practice and family experiences as a subcontractor to the American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law. The team previously contributed to the development and testing of Judicial, Court, and Attorney Measures of Performance and will now work toward implementation of the measures.
For the Get Ready Guilford Initiative, a North Carolina partnership between Ready for School, Ready for Life and the Duke Endowment, JBA will plan an impact evaluation as a subcontractor to MDRC. In addition, JBA will develop dissemination products and support implementation mapping of strategies for families with children aged 3–5.
JBA previously announced that it will administer a new Center for Indigenous Research Collaborations and Learning.