Children and Youth Funding Report

Head Start

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ACF to Release 90 Head Start Competitions

HHS' Head Start Office is preparing to release 90 Head Start and Early Head Start competitions to support early learning programs across the country. The new competitions are to replace underperforming Head Start providers that were  forced to re-compete for funding that they had previously rec...

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Head Start Launches 122 New Solicitations

HHS' Administration for Children and Families opens competitions for 122 funding opportunities totaling nearly $600 million to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services to children and families in communities across the country. The deadlines for the applications are Nov. 24 and they ar...

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Most Head Start Programs Win Re-competition Funding

About 75% of underperforming Head Start programs that were forced to re-compete for federal funding successfully defended their operations and were again awarded grants from the HHS Admin. for Children & Families. Last year, 124 Head Start grantees who did not meet quality thresholds establ...

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$106M for More Flexible Head Start Programming

In an effort to broaden flexibility of the Head Start program, five communities -- Baltimore, Detroit, Jersey City, NJ, Sunflower County, MI, and Washington, DC -- will share $106 million to customize the Head Start and Early Head Start services they provide. The new Birth-to-Five Head Start pil...

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More Head Start Programs Forced to Re-Compete for Funding

HHS' Head Start Office announces a new wave of underperforming Head Start providers which will be forced to enter into new competitions for funding that they had previously received on a non-competitive basis. This is the third round of re-competition for programs funded by the $8 billion Head ...

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HHS Revises Five-Year Cycle Funding Rules

Under the revisions, grantees can expect more contact and onsite visits from program officers.

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$10M Gift Will Reopen Seven Shuttered Head Start Programs

Laura and John Arnold (a former hedge fund manager) provided $10 million in emergency funding to reopen those programs — some as soon as Tuesday (Oct. 8) morning — and to prevent others from closing.

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ACF Terminates Florida Head Start Provider over Health/Safety Violations

The inspections are part of the larger HHS effort to weed out poorly performing Head Start providers.

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ACF Releases 123 New Head Start Competitions

ACF over the last week has released 123 new Head Start opportunities. All of the competitions are for local education service providers and do not offer funding on a national basis.

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