Learn more about our NC Pre-KDurham Early Head StartTransition to Kindergarten, and Early Childhood Training Institute partners by visiting each program page. For a list of our Smart Start funded partners, please click here.

Welcome new and continuing partners!

We’re proud to work alongside you as we seek to ensure that all children in Durham are prepared to succeed. We provide program coordination and evaluation, fiscal, and communications assistance so that you can effectively and efficiently serve our county’s young children and their families.

Smart Start – Direct Service Provider (DSP) Manual for current funded partners

Here you will find the latest forms, resources, and information to help you administer and deliver Smart Start-funded services.

Contracting Policies and Procedures
» Forms to download (Appendices)

Financial Assistance Contract
Smart Start Cost Principles
Cost Principles Q&A
State Travel Rates (Memo on IRS Mileage Rate effective July 1, 2018)

Communications Standards (new for FY 2018-2019)
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Program & Evaluation Policies & Procedures
» Forms to download (Appendices)

Program & Evaluation Resources:

Data Webinar Series

In 2016, the Partnership hosted a year-long webinar series about all things data to provide partners with additional tools and materials. Please click here to view presentation slides from all of the webinars.

Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Program & Evaluation Calendar

First Quarter August 2018 August: DSP Initial Meetings
October 2018 October 10: Quarterly Counts due
November 2018 November 1: RFP released
December 2018 December 17: RFP Due at Noon
Second Quarter January 2019 January 10: Quarterly Counts, Mid-Year Reports and Facility Assignments due

January 22: Grantee Mid-Year Explanation Form due

Third Quarter April 2019 April 10: Quarterly Counts due
May 2019 May: Conduct Monitoring Visits

May 16: Partnership Board Votes on Allocations Recommendations

Fourth Quarter July 2019 July 10: Quarterly Counts, EOY Report, Annual Demographics and Facility Assignments Due