ICF Caliber Awarded a US $20 Million Contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
ICF Providing Comprehensive Child Care Information Resources and Technical Assistance Service
Fairfax, Virginia, September 25, 2006 -
Caliber, an ICF International company, announced today that it was awarded the National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center contract, a five-year, US$20 million contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance. The program is dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families.
"We are thrilled at the opportunity to work with Child Care Bureau on this critical national initiative to promote the social well-being of children," says Barbara Rudin, senior vice president at ICF Caliber and expert in early education services. "Our depth and breadth of experience, along with our commitment to the constructive development of children, are critical to supporting HHS on this program. ICF Caliber will transcend traditional agency boundaries to find solutions to benefit our nation’s children."
As part of the contract, ICF Caliber will manage a child care clearinghouse that includes a virtual library with a variety of related publications, as well as provide technical assistance for state and territory Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Grantees and other early care and education stakeholders. The firm also will develop presentations for conferences and establish partnerships with similar early education programs.
About ICF International
ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, transportation, social programs, defense, and homeland security markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 1,800 employees serve these clients worldwide. Acquired by ICF in 2005, Caliber provides full life cycle program consulting and support in research and evaluation, communications, training and technical assistance, and information technology in human services. Together, ICF and Caliber have expanded capabilities to assist both civilian and national security organizations in developing more effective and innovative human resource, education, and social service programs. ICF’s Web site is http://www.icfi.com.