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The Department of Health and Human Services invites leaders of Tribal Governments operating Head Start and Early Head Start programs to participate in a formal Consultation Session with the Office of Head Start leadership. The sessions will help to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children and families, taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services. You are encouraged to submit agenda items, provide written testimony, and invite observers to the meetings. You can register for a consultation online.

Consultation sessions are currently scheduled for:

May 2 Hinckley, MN 1–3 p.m. Grand Casino Hinckley, 777 Lady Luck Dr., Hinckley, MN 55037
May 21 Sacramento, CA CANCELLED N/A
June 13 Nashville, TN 1–3 p.m. Sheraton Music City, 777 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
Aug. 6 Spokane, WA 1–3 p.m. Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 North Hayford Road, Airway Heights, WA 99001
Oct. 18 Anchorage, AK 1–3 p.m. Dena'ina Center, 600 W. 7th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501
Nov. 27 Albuquerque, NM 3–5 p.m. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd., NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Pre-Registration for the Meeting Is Easy!

Register online to receive an automatic confirmation via email. Please bring your confirmation page to the meeting.

Agenda and Testimony

Tribal leaders and designated representatives interested in submitting written testimony or proposing agenda topics for these Consultation should contact Angie Godfrey, Regional Program Manager, Region XI, Office of Head Start  at Angie.Godfrey at acf.hhs dot gov or 202-205-5811. Proposals must be submitted at least three days in advance of the Consultation and include a brief description of the topic area along with the name and contact information of the suggested presenter.

Designated Representatives and Observers

The Consultation will be conducted with elected or appointed leaders of Tribal Governments and their designated representatives. Designees must have a letter from the Tribal Government authorizing them to represent the Tribe. The letter must be submitted at least three days in advance of the Consultation to Angie.Godfrey at acf.hhs dot gov. Representatives of Tribal organizations and Native nonprofit organizations are welcome to attend as observers.

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Last Updated: September 25, 2018