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FAQs on Service Area Specific FOAs

American Indian and Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion Funding

PDF version: American Indian and Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion Funding Opportunity Announcement FAQs: April 29, 2017

1. To whom it may concern, RE: | HHS-2017-ACF-OHS-CH-R11-1212 | Opportunity Title: American Indian and Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion. Will the Funds in the amount of $5,000,000 be available to provide American Indian and Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion program services to eligible infants, toddlers, pregnant women, and their families? Will these funds be available to each of the 10 grantors? Or will only $500.000.00 of the $5,000.000 be awarded to each of the 10 awards at the time.

Good [morning/afternoon]____.

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Early Head Start (EHS) grantee. The total amount of funding available through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is $5,500,000 per Budget Period. Under this FOA, new entities or existing Head Start and EHS grantees can apply to expand the number of center-based and/or home-based slots in traditional American Indian Alaska Native EHS programs through expansion. You are encouraged to review Section I. Program Description, Eligible EHS Program Participants section of the FOA.

Per Section II. Federal Award Information, Expected Number of Awards of the funding opportunity announcement (FOA)," Please note that the expected number of awards represents an estimated range of awards that the Office of Head Start might make as the result of this funding opportunity announcement." The Office of Head Start (OHS) may award one grant or up to ten grants as a result of the American Indian and Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion FOA. The funding amount for each awardee(s) will vary based on individual applicants' proposed program option and enrollment as well as the availability of federal funding.

Last Reviewed: November 2016

Last Updated: April 20, 2017