COVID-19 and the Head Start Community

Q&A Archive

OHS has responded to grantee operational, policy, and grant questions. These responses were accurate at the time of publishing. They may be outdated by subsequent guidance and no longer in effect.

Responding to Head Start Grantee Questions on COVID-19: Volume May 21, 2020
Review responses to common grantee questions and concerns regarding income eligibility, staff pay and benefits, child care partnerships, new hire requirements, and program monitoring.

Full Enrollment Policy Questions and Answers (Q&As) (April 20, 2020)
OHS issues general guidance on enrollment inquiries related to COVID-19 program closures, as well as specific guidance and flexibilities related to grantees participating in the Full Enrollment Initiative.

Responding to Head Start Grantee Questions to COVID-19: Updated March 31, 2020
Questions and responses to common grantee concerns regarding program closure, staff pay and benefits, available flexibilities, and program monitoring.

Temporarily Repurposing Head Start and Early Head Start Centers: Partnering to Support Emergency Child Care During the COVID-19 Crisis (March 24, 2020) 
Guiding questions to Head Start programs considering offering child care during this period.

Webinar: Supporting Grantee Leadership Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (March 17, 2020)
OHS leadership addresses the impacts of COVID-19 on grantee operations. They also answer questions related to COVID-19 prevention and response.