Understanding Evaluation Criteria for Applications
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) does not provide direct guidance or instruction in the development of an applicant's project design or in writing their applications. Applicants should use their best judgment in determining whether they are able to meet the requirements contained in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), whether they are able to develop an application they believe to be responsive to the FOA and in designing and writing their applications. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by objective review panels using the criteria described in Section V.1 of the FOA. The review panels will use this evaluation criteria as their principal guidance in the same way that it is the principal guidance for applicants.
Evaluation Criteria Guidlines
- Head Start - Early Head Start Criteria – [PDF 131KB]
- Head Start Criteria – [PDF 122KB]
- Early Head Start Criteria – [PDF 124KB]
Last Reviewed: October 2015
Last Updated: October 19, 2015