Regulations and General Support

Head Start Resources

Facilities, 45 CFR § 1303: Subpart E

Learn more about the standard that implements the statutory requirements in the Head Start Act, Section 644(c), (f), and (g) related to facilities.

Facilities and Learning Environments

Explore this page for resources about the key elements of design and maintenance of Head Start facilities. They should actively support children and families in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Facilities Guidance

ACF-IM-HS-17-01 will support grantees in understanding applicable Head Start regulations and application development. It also outlines the funding process and post-award requirements.

Additional Support


Find information, guidance, and materials from the Administration for Children and Families' Division of Grants Policy (DGP) related to real property and tangible personal property (i.e., equipment and supplies).

Accessibility Standards for Facilities

The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design. The agency also supports the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment.

Real Property in Uniform Guidance

Explore these official regulations about real property specified in 45 CFR § 75.318.

Procurement Procedures in Uniform Guidance

Learn more about the procurement procedures that are outlined under 45 CFR § 75.329.

Last Updated: November 14, 2018