Department of Health and Human Services Awards ICF International Early Care and Education Contracts Valued at Nearly $4M
ICF to Support Federal Head Start, Early Head Start, and Child Care Research Agency
Fairfax, Virginia, November 24, 2008 -
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) announced today that its subsidiary, ICF Incorporated, LLC, was recently awarded two new contracts with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE). The combined value of the three-year contracts is $3.9 million.
Under the first agreement, valued at $2.9 million, ICF will support OPRE’s research efforts. OPRE is the research arm for ACF’s Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), including Head Start, Early Head Start, and Child Care programs. ICF will assist in conducting research panel reviews, establishing consultant groups, creating materials, and collecting and coding research documents. ICF will serve as a data coordinating center and create and maintain a Web site.
Under the second contract ICF will plan and manage OPRE’s 10th Head Start Research Conference, which is scheduled for June 2010. The purpose of the conference is to identify and present current scientific research in early childhood education development, with special emphasis on Head Start research. ICF will select and convene a program committee of early childhood researchers and practitioners, issue a Call for Papers and review submissions, develop the conference Web site, and plan and execute the event. The contract is estimated at $1 million.
“Our extensive experience in early childhood research and programs, especially in the Head Start, Early Head Start, and Child Care arenas, gives us a solid understanding of OPRE’s current research and support needs,” said Jeanne Townend, ICF’s senior vice president for human services and community development. “We look forward to working with OPRE to advance the goals of these programs through these research and information sharing activities.”
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 3,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.
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