Head Start Collaboration Offices

Head Start Collaboration Offices (HSCOs) facilitate partnerships between Head Start agencies and other state entities that provide services to benefit low-income children and their families.

Designation Renewal System

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as required by Congress, established the Designation Renewal System (DRS) to determine whether Head Start and Early Head Start agencies deliver high-quality and comprehensive services to the families they serve.

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.

Office of Head Start (OHS)

The Office of Head Start (OHS) administers grant funding and oversight to the agencies that provide Head Start services. OHS also provides federal policy direction and a training and technical assistance (T/TA) system to assist grantees in providing comprehensive services to eligible young children and their families.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Professional Development Resources from Other Organizations

It takes a village to raise a child. Likewise, it takes the collective efforts of many to develop resources and support those who teach and advocate for children. Below are links to federal offices, national organizations, and research institutions where you will find more resources regarding professional development.