Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Locator Map

The Office of Head Start (OHS) posts funding opportunity announcement (FOAs) to solicit applications for grant funds to specific service areas, or a national competition. Find out more about Understanding Funding Opportunity Announcements, and How to Write a Strong Application on the ACF Grants page.

The map below identifies service area specific funding opportunities. Select a service area to view related documents, including the grantee profile, grantee inventory, and frequently asked questions if available. Find general frequently asked questions, not specific to one service area, on the Frequently Asked Questions page. 

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.