Review the most recent Information Memoranda (IMs), Policy Instructions (PIs), Federal Register notices, blogs, and press releases from and related to the Office of Head Start (OHS).
This IM supports the commitment of OHS to children receiving services in good quality facilities with safe indoor and outdoor learning environments. It also addresses a variety of common facilities activities and clarifies questions frequently posed by grantees.
Read this PI to learn about the FY 2017 funding increase and the one percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that is available to Head Start and Early Head Start grantees. It also describes the requirements for applying for these COLA funds.
This PI notifies for-profit Head Start grantees of their obligation to comply with subparts A-E of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards, commencing with fiscal years that begin on or after Jan. 1, 2017.
This PI notifies programs they have until Sept. 30, 2017 to comply with all background check requirements at 45 CFR § 1302.90(b) in the Head Start Program Performance Standards. This new effective date also aligns with Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) systems.
Read this IM for the new requirements in the Head Start Program Performance Standards related to expulsion and suspension. It also encourages Head Start grantees and delegates to adopt practices set forth in the Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Settings issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED).