Strategic Maintenance Planning Tool

Head Start leaders must develop systems to address the maintenance needs and repair schedules of their facilities. These systems can have significant budgetary implications and should be approached with the same care one would take with any major purchase. Use this tool to help guide data-informed decision-making in implementing sound business practices.

Parent Activity Funds Narrative

Parent committees are allocated a specific amount from the Parent Activity Fund to develop and implement parent projects and activities. Grantee and delegate agencies will find this information useful when preparing their annual budgets.

The Application Budget

A detailed budget, which is consistent with instructions in the funding opportunity announcement and application instructions, is required as part of the application process. Applicants will find this information helpful in understanding the types of costs that are allowable under the program award.

Use of Program Income Alternatives

This publication provides a chart listing four uses of Program Income Alternatives with detail explanations and use. Grantees or delegate agencies will find this chart useful when deciding or making decisions on the use of program income.

Carryover of Unobligated Balance

This publication provides clarification on the need to seek prior approval for carryover of unobligated funds. Grantees will find this information helpful if they have unobligated balances and have a need to address programmatic goals and objectives. Prior approval is necessary for written request for notice of award, offset of the current award, or subsequent award, and expanded authority.