January 9, 2018

OCDEL Offering Funds for Expansion of Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs

The Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is offering funds for the expansion of evidence-based home visiting programs through a request for Applications (RFA). This application is available for the period of February 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

The home visiting program is designed to:

  • Improve coordination and integration of services for at-risk communities;
  • Identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities;
  • Work effectively, collaboratively, creatively, and successfully to ensure that all families have access to high-quality programs for their children; and
  • Identify and use key data and research to improve policies and practices.

It is a part of Pennsylvania’s goal and vision to have a shared commitment to comprehensive family support services, coordinated voluntary statewide home visiting programs, and effective implementation of high-quality evidence-based practices. Before applying, please review the RFA in its entirety to ensure you qualify, and to review important dates and deadlines. Questions regarding the RFA should be directed to the RA account  Questions regarding the RFA should be directed to the RA account ( with the subject titled “Home Visiting Expansion RFA Question”. Submitted questions will be answered during the pre-proposal webinar; questions not answered in the webinar will be posted on the eMarketplace website.