Fiscal Year 2008: (1) Full-Year and Full-Day Head Start Programs; (2) Full-Year and Part-Day Head Start Programs; and (3) Part-Year and Part-Day Head Start Programs.
Fiscal Year 2009: 1) Full-Year and Full-Day Head Start Programs; (2) Full-Year and Part-Day Head Start Programs; and (3) Part-Year and Part-Day Head Start Programs.
Fiscal Year 2010: 1) Full-Year and Full-Day Head Start Programs; (2) Full-Year and Part-Day Head Start Programs; and (3) Part-Year and Part-Day Head Start Programs.
The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.
Fiscal Year 2008: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2009: The same as current. Fiscal Year 2010: Since 1965, Head Start has served more than 25 million children from low income families in 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Outer Pacific. The program has provided education, health, nutrition and social services to the target population. In fiscal year 2008, there were 1,604 grantees funded to provide Head Start grantees. We estimate in FY 2009 (and FY 2010) there will be 1,800 grantees.
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.
Training and technical assistance grants are available to Head Start programs.
The State Advisory Council funds will be awarded as one-time startup grants of not less than $500,000 to those states that submit an acceptable application, consistent with the requirements of Section 642B of the Head Start Act.
Profit organization: Higher Education (includes Research).
Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Higher Education (includes Research)
Local; Public nonprofit institution/organization; Other public institution/organization; Individual/Family; Minority group; Black; American Indian; Spanish Origin; Asian; Other Non-White; Migrant; U.S. Citizen; Refugee/Alien; Preschool; Infant (0-5); Low Income
Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status. Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 74 and 92 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Applications will be considered only when submitted in response to a specific announcement, published online at Grants.gov or on the ACF website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/grants_hsb.html, which solicits proposals to increase enrollment in current programs.
The standard application forms as furnished by DHHS must be used for this program.
An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in his or her State for more information on the process.
(NOTE: State/territory participation in the intergovernmental review process does not signify applicant eligibility for financial assistance under a program.
A potential applicant must meet the eligibility requirements of the program for which it is applying prior to submitting an application to its SPOC.).
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.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Prepare and submit applications according to the instructions provided in the applicable ARRA Funding Opportunity Announcement which can be found online at Grants.gov or on the ACF website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/grants_hsb.html. The Office of Head Start will provide each applicant agency with a completed check list showing exactly which items must be completed by each applicant.
Funds for local Head Start/Early Head Start programs, including a portion of training and technical assistance funds, are awarded by the Office of Head Start"s Regional Offices. State Advisory Council grants will be awarded to the Governor s office and awarded centrally by the Office of Head Start.
May 08, 2009 to Jun 23, 2009
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5; Head Start Act, as amended by the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Public Law 110-134.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days.
OHS Headquarters or Regional Offices will inform grantees of the application procedures for renewal.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. Matching Percent: 20.%. Head Start grantees are required to provide 20 percent of the total cost of the program, although this may be waived wholly or in part if certain conditions pertain. Matching share may be in cash or in-kind fairly evaluated. The Federal share of the cost of State Advisory Councils activities conducted under section 642B of the Head Start Act shall be 30 percent and the state must provide the non-Federal share of 70 percent. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds awarded under the authority of ARRA are available for obligation through September 30, 2010. Funds are released by monthly allowance on an Electronic Transfer System or by monthly check. Semiannual financial and annual program reports are required. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: State Advisory Council grants will be awarded to the Governor s office and awarded centrally by the Office of Head Start.
Post Assistance Requirements
Semiannual financial and annual program reports are required.
Funded grantees must submit quarterly reports required by Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.
No cash reports are required.
No progress reports are required.
No expenditure reports are required.
No performance monitoring is required.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR, Parts 74 and 92.
Recipient must maintain information on children and families served, including income data to determine eligibility and data on services provided. Data should be kept for three years.
(Project Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $800,000,000; FY 10 est $200,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Chapter XIII of Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations, including 45 CFR 1301 - 1311. These are available electronically at the following ACF website: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/Program%20Design%20and%20Management/Head%20Start%20Requirements/Head%20Start%20Requirements
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Craig Turner 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W, Washington 20024 Email: Craig.Turner@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 205-8236
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The degree to which the proposed project will meet the Head Start Program Performance Standards located on the ACF website: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/Program%20Design%20and%20Management/Head%20Start%20Requirements/Head%20Start%20Requirements and other program objectives as specified in the program announcement.