The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS), solicits applications from existing federally funded Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) agencies to compete for funds, including training and technical assistance funds, that are available to provide services to unserved
children and families residing in the defined Federally-approved service areas or, as discussed below, nearby unserved areas.
Funding will be specified in the full Program Announcement.
Each grantee currently has a defined, approved service area and may apply to serve additional low-income children in that area.
In addition, grantees may propose to serve areas that are currently unserved as long as they can demonstrate they meet the statutory requirement to be a Head Start provider in that community; i.e.
an agency that would be understood by the community as a local agency, within a community; an agency that has some presence in that community; or the community is contiguous to its current service area and the community demonstrates its support for the applicant to be a Head Start provider in the community.
Applicants proposing to both expand within their current service area and to establish a new program in an unserved area must submit separate applications.
Grantees and other eligible agencies will be given an opportunity to establish new Early Head Start programs in a separate announcement.
Head StartDepartment of Health and Human Services