Non-Federal Match Narrative

Non-federal matching information and explanations of fiscal issues such as contributions, disallowances, documentation, in-kind, and volunteer services can be found below. Head Start administrators and non-federal entities may find this information helpful.

New Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards Webinar

On Feb. 10, 2015, the Office of Head Start (OHS) held a webinar to discuss the new uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards. These requirements went into effect Dec. 26, 2014. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), OHS recently published interim final rules to implement the new fiscal requirements. All Head Start grantees are now required to use Standard Form (SF) 429 Real Property Status Report and its attachments.

Non-Federal Match

Explore Head Start programs' ongoing partnership between the federal government and local communities. These self-paced learning sessions explore the regulations and responsibilities around non-federal match.

2019 Pay Tables for Executive and Senior Level II Employees

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) appropriations bill contains a provision (Section 205) that requires that "none of the funds appropriated in this title for Head Start shall be used to pay the compensation of an individual, either as a direct cost or any proration as an indirect cost, at a rate in excess of Executive Level II."

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.

Fiscal Management

Fiscal management is one of the 10 Head Start management systems. It is key to operating an effective and high-quality Head Start or Early Head Start program. This Management Matters presentation uses interactive activities and supporting materials to focus on practical steps for building and strengthening the partnership between program and fiscal leaders.

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.

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

The HHS Grants Policy Statement identifies fraud, waste, and abuse of grants funds that includes embezzlement, misuse or misappropriation of property, and false statements by organizations or individuals. Grantees will find this information helpful in preventing financial abuses in their programs.