Oct
10
2007

ICF International Awarded $4.8 Million Grant with Department of Health and Human Services for New Work

Firm to Support Development of National Child Care Toll-Free Hotline and Web Site

 

 

Fairfax, Virginia, October 10, 2007 -

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) today announced it received a new award with the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Child Care Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant, totaling $4.8 million over five years, was awarded to ICF to support the development and implementation of its National Child Care Toll-Free Hotline and accompanying Web site. The first year of funding is $882,000; federal funds are the sole source of funding.

Through the activities of this grant, the hotline will promote a central point of entry for families to locate child care services and will provide resources to help consumers make informed choices. Additionally, ICF will develop a Web site where families can find information about their local child care resource and referral agency and obtain educational materials in English and Spanish, and other languages as needed. The emphasis is on low-income families and other targeted populations, including Tribal families, non-English speaking families, refugee families, and military families.

“With its expertise in the operation of call centers, national clearinghouses, and technical assistance centers, ICF has the capacity to deliver state-of-the-art information services that capitalize on our extensive knowledge of the national, state, and local child care landscapes,” said Barbara Rudin, Ph.D., an ICF senior vice president and early childhood specialist. “We are pleased to partner with the Child Care Bureau on another important national service.” ICF currently operates the National Child Care Information Center as a service of the Child Care Bureau. 

 

 

About ICF International

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management 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 2,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.

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For Immediate Release
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