Today, the Office of Head Start (OHS)’s Family Room Blog made an important announcement.  The blog shared that 122 Early Head Start and Head Start agencies will need to compete for continued funding for their Head Start or Early Head Start programs.  They met one or more of the seven conditions, or triggers, used to move a grantee agency into recompetition status.

As of today, the latest round of RFPs has not come out on  We will keep you posted.

Click here for a list of the 122 agencies, the second round, that were notified on or before January 17, 2013 that we are required to compete for continued funding per 45 CFR 1307.  They are:


  • Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa Community Action Agency
  • Community Action Agency of South Alabama
  • Sumter County Opportunity, Inc.


  • Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, Inc.
  • Head Start Child & Family Services, Inc.


  • Colusa County Office of Education
  • Ed Dorado County Office of Education
  • Kedren Community Health Center, Inc.


  • Del Norte Town Council (Head Start)
  • Morgan County School District Re-3


  • Action for Bridgeport Community Development
  • Childcare Learning Center, Inc.
  • New Opportunities for Waterbury, Inc.

District of Columbia

  • Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute
  • Rosemount Center


  • Agricultural & Labor Program, Inc.
  • Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc.
  • Jacksonville Urban League
  • Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners


  • C S R A Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc.
  • Enrichment Services Program
  • Hancock County Board of Education
  • Savannah-Chatham County Area Economic Opportunity Cncl-Inc.


  • Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • Springfield Urban League, Inc.
  • Tri-County Opportunities Council, Inc.


  • Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Services
  • Elkhart & St. Joseph Counties Head Start Consortium
  • Hopewell Center, Inc.
  • South Central Community Action Program


  • Economic Opportunity Foundation, Inc.
  • Geary County Unified School District #475


  • Bourbon County Board of Education


  • Allen Action Agency, Inc.
  • Avoyelles Progress Action
  • BeauCARE, Inc.
  • LaSalle Community Action Assn., Inc.
  • Morehouse Community Improvement Organization, Inc.
  • Pine Belt Multi-Purpose Agency
  • Recovery School District
  • Total Community Action, Inc.


  • Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc.


  • Berkshire County Head Start Development
  • Pathways for Children, Inc.
  • South Shore Stars, Inc.
  • Worcester Public Schools


  • FIVECAP, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Children & Youth, Inc.
  • Southfield Public Schools


  • Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency
  • Child Care Resource & Referral
  • Minnesota Valley Action Council, Inc.


  • Five County Child Development Program, Inc.


  • Community Services, Inc.
  • West Central Missouri Community Action Agency


  • District IV Human Resource Development


  • Plattsmouth Community Schools

New Jersey

  • East Orange Child Development Corporation
  • Montclair Child Development Center
  • Newark Pre-School Council, Inc.
  • Somerset Community Action Program
  • Trenton Head Start, Inc.

New Mexico

  • Las Cruces School District #2
  • New Mexico State University Education Research
  • Region IX Education Cooperative

New York

  • Birch Family Services, Inc.
  • Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service
  • Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties Project Head Start
  • Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.
  • Child Development Support Corporation
  • Columbia Opportunities, Inc.
  • Community Programs Center of Long Island
  • Episcopal Social Services of New York
  • Family Service of Westchester County, Inc.
  • Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc.
  • P.E.A.C.E., Inc.
  • Project Social Care Head Start, Inc.
  • Regional Economic Community Action Program, Inc.
  • Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
  • Schenectady Community Action Program Inc.
  • Sullivan County Head Start, Inc.
  • Tioga Opportunities, Inc.
  • Tompkins Community Action, Inc.

North Carolina

  • Bethlehem Center of Charlotte, Inc.
  • Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission, Inc.
  • Nash-Edgecombe Counties Economic Development, Inc.
  • Operation Breakthrough, Inc.
  • Sampson County Partnership for Children, Inc.


  • Celina City Schools
  • Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
  • Community Action Commission of Belmont County, Inc.
  • Community Action Committee of Pike County
  • Jefferson County Community Action Council


  • Green County Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
  • Opportunities, Inc.
  • Twin Rivers Community Action Agency, Inc.

Puerto Rico

  • Ponce Municipality Head Start Program

South Carolina

  • Carolina Community Actions, Inc.
  • Gleamns Human Resources Commission
  • Pee Dee Community Action Agency
  • Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources, Inc.
  • Vital Connections of the Midlands, Inc.

South Dakota

  • Youth & Family Services Head Start


  • Shelby County Government


  • Brazos Valley Community Action Program
  • Central Texas Opportunities, Inc.
  • Child Development Council of Brazoria
  • Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc.
  • Community Services Agency of South Texas, Inc.
  • Dallas Services
  • Galveston County Community Action Council, Inc.
  • Region XIX Education Service Center


  • Community Improvement Council, Inc.
  • Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc.


  • Enterprise for Progress in the Community (EPIC)
  • Olympic Community Action Programs
  • Reliable Enterprises

West Virginia

  • Regional Education Service Agency VIII


  • National Centers for Learning Excellence, Inc.
  • Racine/Kenosha Community Action Agency, Inc.
  • United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc.


If your agency has activated a ‘trigger’ and is facing recompetition – you might want or need guidance. In most cases, we can help you get through this critical period and, if we can’t, we’ll certainly help you find the support you need.

We have extensive experience in grant writing generally, as it relates to recompetition, specifically.  More broadly, we regularly partner with grantees to coordinate and write community assessments, as required by Federal Performance Standards.

If you think you have a legal issue OR want to prevent one through regulatory compliance and risk assessment, please do yourself a big favor and call Ted Waters at [email protected] or Zoë Beckerman at [email protected], both with Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP.

If you are a delegate agency thinking about responding to an upcoming RFP to continue to serve your children and families on your own, but are unsure about grant writing, give us a call.

If you are a community based, solid organization with your heart and management practices in the right place and think could do just as well or better on behalf of young children and their families, we can help you think that through and move forward if you’d like. Call us: 703-599-4329 or email [email protected]

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