The Administration for Children and Families solicits applications from local public or private non-profit organizations, including faith-based organizations or local for-profit organizations, that wish to compete for funds that are available to provide Head Start services to Migrant and Seasonal Worker
children and families in Collier, Dade, DeSoto, Gadsden, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, Levy, Marion, Orange, Pasco, Volusia and a portion of Polk, a portion of Manatee, a portion of Hendry, and a portion of Glades, Florida.
The intent of this announcement is to provide for the continuation of services as previously provided by the former grantee, East Coast Migrant Head Start Project.
Funds in the amount of $14,804,598 annually will be available to provide Head Start program services to eligible children and their families.
The former grantee was funded for a total enrollment of 3,582 children and families.
Applicants should propose a realistic number of children to serve based on the designated agricultural areas in Florida.
Interested applicants must call the ACYF Operations Center at (866) 796-1591 to receive pre-application materials and additional information.
ACF welcomes public comments from parents and area residents in the service area under this announcement.
The intent of the public comment is not to solicit support for a specific applicant but to inform ACF about the needs of the service area in general.
Comments should be sent to the ACYF Operations Center.
Eligibility is limited to local public or private non-profit organizations, including faith-based organizations or local for-profit organizations that can provide Head Start services to Migrant and Seasonal Worker children and families in the designated agricultural areas in Florida.
Head StartDepartment of Health and Human Services