Decide Whether to Apply

Explore this information for guidance on the types of organizations eligible to apply for Head Start funding, registration guidance for interested entities, and the requirements programs are required to adhere to after the receipt of a grant award.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check this page for frequently asked questions about open funding opportunity announcements from the Office of Head Start.

Grant Application

Use this tool when working through the process of applying for a grant from the Office of Head Start. Find tips, standards, and a locator map that shows you the available funding around the country.

Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 “provides that no person in the United States will, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Grantees and delegates agencies will find this resource beneficial in developing their personnel policies and procedures.

The Age Discrimination Act

The Age Discrimination Act does not allow for discrimination on the basis of age in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Grantees and delegate agencies will find this law important when drawing up their program’s personnel policies and procedures.

HHS Grant Application Review Process

The grant application review process is a formal review where applications are scored according to established criteria. Grantees can use this information when applying for federal funding. The process provides assurance to the public that the evaluation and selection of grantees is impartial and fair.

Number Guide for Government Contractors and Grantees: DUNS®

This publication focuses on how to obtain a DUNS® Number, which is free, by providing registration information by phone or on the web. Contractors and grantees, especially new ones, will find this helpful as a means of being identified through their business entities and locations.

Pro-Children’s Act of 2001

The Pro-Children’s Act of 2001 imposes restrictions on smoking in facilities where federally-funded children’s services are provided. Grantees that are subject to these requirements will find this information useful.