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Navigating the Head Start Grant Process

Tools and Resources

Fiscal Checklist: Policy and Regulation Compliance

Directors, managers, and Policy Council members can use this checklist and planning tool to identify and comply with Head Start fiscal policies and regulations.

Learning for New Leaders: Fiscal Management

Explore this two-part training module to learn what directors need to know and do to oversee the fiscal management of Head Start programs.

Grant Application: How to Apply for a Grant

Find out what organizations need to consider before applying for a grant. Review this resource to find key information on the process and links to available funding opportunities.

Policies and Regulations

Financial and Administrative Requirements, 45 CFR § 1303

In this part of the Head Start Program Performance Standards, find out about an agency’s financial and administrative requirements.

Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards, 45 CFR part 75

Learn about the implementing regulations for grantees funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Closeout, 45 CFR § 75.381

Review this regulation to find out about the requirements for grant closeout. It also specifies the actions the non-federal entity and HHS awarding agency or pass-through entity must take to complete this process at the end of the period of performance.

Equipment, 45 CFR § 75.320

See section (e) for the regulation concerning the disposition of original or replacement equipment acquired under a federal award when that equipment is no longer needed.

Additional Support

Application for Federal Assistance, (SF-424)

New and existing grantees should use this form to request funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

HHS Grants Policy Statement

Review this Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grants Policy Statement to learn more about the general terms and conditions of HHS discretionary grant and cooperative agreement awards. Also, find out about the HHS grants process and grantee responsibilities.

Topic:Fiscal Management

Keywords:Grant awards

Resource Type: Article

National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations

Last Updated: July 12, 2018