DRS Updates

Head Start Redesignation - 45 CFR 1307

Tips and Resources for a Strong Community Assessment

As you know, the core components of community assessment are similar to the old Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). In last week’s post, we talked about what’s the same and what’s different.

Community Assessment in the New HSPPS

Community assessment has been a cornerstone of Head Start for years. In the new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) this is no different. Community assessment is the key to understanding what makes your community unique.

Seven Weeks Until Compliance for Seven HSPPS Areas

It’s hard to believe it has been over six months since the implementation of the new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). Time flies, and we hope it has been a smooth journey for your program to implement the new standards!

OHS Releases 7 FOAs for Replacement Funding

Last week the Office of Head Start (OHS) released Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for Head Start and/or Early Head Start “OHS Replacement” funding in seven states.

Proposed Reduction for Head Start Funding

Yesterday, the President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal was released and it includes a proposed reduction of $85 million for Head Start and Early Head Start. This is challenging news given the increases made in FY 2017 to support the HS and EHS community.

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