Program Information Report (PIR)
The Office of Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) provides comprehensive data on the services, staff, children, and families served by Head Start and Early Head Start programs nationwide. All grantees and delegates are required to submit PIR for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
The 2016–2017 PIR Form is now final. The final PIR Form is identical to the Advance Copy PIR Form 1.0 issued in August 2016, other than updated Head Start Program Performance Standard reference links. Please see the Change Highlights document for specific notes on these changes.
The deadline for submitting the 2016–2017 PIR to the Office of Head Start is Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. When the 2016–2017 PIR is open for reporting in the Head Start Enterprise System (HSES), usually in May, an email message will be sent to all program directors.
2016–2017 PIR Collection Documents
- 2016–2017 PIR Form (posted March 2017)
- 2016–2017 PIR Change Highlights (posted March 2017)
- 2016–2017 PIR Performance Indicator Formulas (posted March 2017)
- 2016–2017 PIR Document Revision History (Posted March 2017)
- Program Information Report (PIR): Frequently Asked Questions
Services Snapshots summarize annual PIR data. National Services Snapshots are available to download here:
- Services Snapshot – All Programs (2015–2016)
- Early Head Start Services Snapshot (2015–2016)
- Head Start Services Snapshot (2015–2016)
If you are interested in a Services Snapshot for a program near you, use the Program Service Reports search tool.
Access to PIR Data
The PIR is an important source of descriptive and service data for the Head Start community, their partners, Congress, and for the general public. PIR data is compiled for use at the federal, regional, state, and local levels.
The full PIR data set, prior year reports, and PIR forms are available to the public on request.
Contact the Head Start Enterprise System (HSES) help desk to request access.
HSES help desk
Email: help at hsesinfo dot org
Toll Free: 1-866-771-4737 Local: 703-312-5363
Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–7 p.m. ET (excluding federal holidays and weather-related federal office closures)
Current HSES users have access to the full PIR data set in HSES via the Reports tab at https://hses.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/pir/.
Program Information Report (PIR). HHS/ACF/OHS. 2017. English.
Last Reviewed: March 2017
Last Updated: March 15, 2017