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, 2017)

Communications Standards
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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 2016-2017 Program & Evaluation Calendar

First Quarter
  • Logic Model Review
  • DSP Initial Meetings
  • September 5: Signed Logic Models Due
Second Quarter
  • RFP Released
  • October 10: Quarterly Counts Due
  • October 10: Quarterly Cash and In-Kind Reports due
  • December 12: Year 1 Proposals due at noon
Third Quarter
  • January 9: Quarterly Counts and Mid-Year reports due
  • January 9: Quarterly Cash and In-Kind Reports due
  • January 23: Grantee Mid-Year Explanation Form due
  • February 27: Funded Partner Presentations for Allocations Committee
Fourth Quarter
  • Monitoring visits
  • April 10: Quarterly Counts due
  • April 10: Quarterly Cash and In-Kind Reports due
  • May 18: Partnership Board Votes on Allocations Recommendations
July 2016
  • July 10: Quarterly Counts, Year-End Report and Annual Demographics due
  • July 10: Quarterly Cash and In-Kind Reports due