JBA recently received four new contract awards:
- Technical Assistance on Evaluation for Discretionary Grant Programs was awarded by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This 5-year contract will enable JBA to build the evaluation capacity of an estimated 50 discretionary grantees working to develop evidence as effective demonstration projects for the child welfare field. This work is a continuation of multiple consecutive contracts since 1999.
- The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, ACF, awarded JBA and its subcontractors—MDRC, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Colorado at Denver—the Supporting and Strengthening the Home Visiting Workforce project. The team will develop conceptual models and review current research, measures, and practice in two focus areas: professional well-being and reflective supervision. This work will advance the understanding of how to develop the early childhood home visiting workforce, including programs funded through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) and Tribal MIECHV programs.
- Measuring Implementation Quality in MIECHV-Funded Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs was awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). As a subcontractor to Child Trends, JBA will provide assistance with training, literature review, reports, and communications.
- The MIECHV Technical Assistance Resource Center was also awarded by HRSA. JBA will support the Center as a subcontractor to Education Development Center.