Designation Renewal

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established the Designation Renewal System through regulation that became effective on Dec. 9, 2011. This regulation specifies seven conditions that HHS will consider when determining whether a grantee is delivering a high-quality and comprehensive program and, thus, whether the grantee may be renewed without having to compete for continued funding. In particular, if a grantee is found to meet any of those seven conditions during the time periods specified in the regulation, then that grantee will be required to compete for continued funding. For more detailed information, see Section 641(c)(1) of the Head Start Act and the regulation, which is codified at 45 CFR 1307.

Designation Renewal. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2014. English.

Last Reviewed: July 2014

Last Updated: July 25, 2014