Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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.

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.

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.