The Department of Health and Human Services invites leaders of Tribal Governments operating Head Start and Early Head Start programs to participate in a formal Consultation Session with the Office of Head Start leadership. The sessions will help to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children and families, taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services. You are encouraged to submit agenda items, provide written testimony, and invite observers to the meetings. You can register for a consultation online.

Consultation sessions are currently scheduled for:

March 14 Albuquerque, NM 1:30–5 p.m. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd., NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Aug. 7 Airway Heights, WA 1:30–5 p.m. Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 North Hayford Road, Airway Heights, WA 99001
October 2017 TBA TBA TBA

Pre-Registration for the Meeting Is Easy!

Register Online to receive an automatic confirmation via email. Please bring your confirmation page to the meeting.

Agenda and Testimony

Tribal leaders and designated representatives interested in submitting written testimony or proposing agenda topics for these Consultation should contact Angie Godfrey, Regional Program Manager, Region XI, Office of Head Start  at or 202-205-5811. Proposals must be submitted at least three days in advance of the Consultation and include a brief description of the topic area along with the name and contact information of the suggested presenter.

Designated Representatives and Observers

The Consultation will be conducted with elected or appointed leaders of Tribal Governments and their designated representatives. Designees must have a letter from the Tribal Government authorizing them to represent the Tribe. The letter must be submitted at least three days in advance of the Consultation to Representatives of Tribal organizations and Native nonprofit organizations are welcome to attend as observers.

2017 Tribal Consultations, Registration. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2017. English.

Last Reviewed: January 2017

Last Updated: January 25, 2017