Head Start programs adhere to certain financial and administrative requirements. Explore the resources below as you provide comprehensive, wrap-around services to low-income children and families. Also, find materials detailing the requirements of the grant process.
Uniform Guidance streamlines and consolidates government requirements for receiving and using federal awards. In this way, it reduces the administrative burden for programs and improves outcomes.
Internal controls and reporting procedures protect and maximize a Head Start program's federal award.
Learn more about cost allocation principles and practices. Find out how they help Head Start programs organize their funding sources and comply with federal regulations.
The Eligibility final rule became effective March 12, 2015. The Office of Head Start (OHS) developed these questions and answers in response to issues raised by the Head Start community. For clarity, we grouped the questions by either subject matter or recurring theme. Note: This resource is under review.
Learn how using data and evaluation enables programs to make data-informed decisions. Also, find out how data and evaluation informs each stage of the program planning cycle.
Ongoing monitoring helps Head Start programs better address goals and objectives. It also engages all stakeholders in the program planning process.
A self-assessment each year helps Head Start programs plan and grow around their strengths and needs.
The community assessment is a way to jumpstart the program planning process. Learn how the assessment helps Head Start programs provide key services to the children and families that need them.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Grantees can find helpful information about implementing uniform guidance for non-federal entities and indirect costs and cost allocation. Review information about fiscal policies and procedures and learn more about real property reporting, requests and procurement. Note: These resources are under review.