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93.600 Head Start
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
At least 90 percent of the enrollees in a program must be income eligible; i.e. from families whose income is below the poverty line, from families receiving public assistance, from homeless families or children in foster care. Programs may, however, if they can demonstrate they are serving all of the income eligible families in their service area, propose to serve up to 45 percent (49 percent for American Indian/Alaska Native programs) of their children from families not meeting the income eligibility requirements. Training and technical assistance grants are available to Head Start programs.
Applicant Eligibility: Any government, federally-recognized Indian tribe, or public or private nonprofit or for profit agency which meets the requirements may apply for a grant. However, application will be considered only when submitted in response to a specific announcement, published via the Internet at the following website address: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/grants_hsb.html, which solicits proposals to establish new Head Start Programs. Grantee agencies may subcontract with other child-serving agencies to provide services to Head Start children.
Pre-application Coordination: Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: Comprehensive early childhood services will be provided to 909,492 children and families. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Chapter XIII of Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations, including 45 CFR 1301 - 1311. These are available on request at no charge.
Regional or Local Office:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: