Facilities Project Planning and Development

Head Start Resources

Pre-Approval Guidance and Checklist

Explore the specific regulations that grantees should consider when they want to purchase, construct, or renovate a facility using Head Start grant funds.

Financing and Budgeting Guidebook

Find information about budgeting and funding sources for purchasing and maintaining facilities. Learn about innovative ways to find funds, make improvements, and work with community experts.

Resources for Safe Playgrounds

Playgrounds are a fundamental part of the childhood experience and should be safe havens for children. Find helpful resources that provide technical safety guidelines for designing, constructing, and maintaining playgrounds.

Tip Sheet on Working with Architects

The selection of an architect is based on professional knowledge, experience, and understanding of the specifics of the project. Program staff can use this tip sheet to learn more about how to maintain a working relationship with an architect.

Head Start Design Guide

In this guide, explore the foundational architectural information needed to design a Head Start center.

Additional Support

Community Development Financing Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund)

Learn more about the CDFI Fund. It works with financial institutions that take a market-based approach to support economically disadvantaged communities.

Last Updated: February 8, 2019