On or before February 5, 2014, 103 grantees were informed that they will have to compete for continued funding of their Head Start or Early Head Start programs. Per 45 CFR 1307, these programs met one or more of seven specific conditions, or triggers, that now put a grantee agency into recompetition status.
In this round, 38 states (including the US Territory of Puerto Rico) are home to the 103 grantees on the recompete list. The states with the greatest number of grantees on the list are Texas (12), Pennsylvania (8) and Louisiana (8). The majority (25) had only one or two grantees on the list.
Another way to think about all of this is by the number of children in the programs on the list.
Just yesterday, we got a call from a mom in Texas. She was thinking about enrolling her child in Head Start but had learned that the program’s grantee was on the list and wanted to know what that meant for her. This really re-focused our attention on the children (funded enrollment) in these programs and the families who might be entering these programs.
According to the most recent PIR data, there are 65,366 Head Start and Early Head Start children in programs operated by the grantees on the DRS Round 3 list.
In terms of funded enrollment, which states are most significantly impacted?
The rest of the programs amount to 62.62% of the funded enrollment and each state has less than 7.5% of the total.
Although Louisiana was third in number of grantees by state, their impacted funded enrollment was 5th on the list, or 5.31% of the total funded enrollment.
The states whose grantees have the lowest funded enrollment represented on the Round 3 list are:
This is the list of the 103 agencies on the DRS Round 3 list and the total funded enrollment by state, per the 2013 PIR.
- Central Alabama Child Development & CDC, Inc.
- Jefferson County Child Development Council, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in Alabama = 959
- Mid-Delta Community Services, Inc.
- Southeast AR Community Action Corporation
Impacted funded enrollment in Arkansas = 615
- Campesinos Unidos, Inc.
- Child Start Incorporated
- County of San Joaquin – Board of Supervisors
- Inyo Mono Advocates For Community Action
Impacted funded enrollment in California = 4,761
- Cripple Creek/Victor School District Re-1
Impacted funded enrollment in Colorado = 50
- Community Renewal Team of Greater Hartford
- West Haven Community House Association Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in Connecticut = 1,597
- Capital Area Community Action Agency, Inc.
- Childhood Development Services, Inc.
- Episcopal Children’s Services, Inc.
- Manatee Community Action Agency, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in Florida = 3,026
- Community Action for Improvement, Inc.
- Macon Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
- Putnam County Board of Education
- Reach Services, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in Georgia = 2,374
- Community Council of Idaho
Impacted funded enrollment in Idaho = 812
- Childcare Network of Evanston
- Community Action Partnership of Lake County
- Heartland Head Start, Inc.
- Quincy Public Schools, District #172
- Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Impacted funded enrollment in Illinois = 2,039
- Community Organization of Social Concerns, Inc.
- Ohio Valley Opportunities, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in Indiana = 557
- Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in Iowa = 375
- Dodge City Unified School District #443
Impacted funded enrollment in Kansas = 292
- Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette
Impacted funded enrollment in Kentucky = 1,289
- Calcasieu Parish School Board
- Cameron Community Action Agency, Inc.
- Child Development Council of Acadiana, Inc.
- Delta Community Action Association
- Ouachita Multi-Purpose Community Action Program
- Pointe Coupee Parish School Board
- St. James Parish Council
- Webster Parish Police Jury
Impacted funded enrollment in Louisiana = 3,469
- Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Community Action
Impacted funded enrollment in Maryland = 648
- Citizens for Citizens, Inc.
- Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc.
- South Middlesex Opportunity Council
- Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in Massachusetts = 1,522
- Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency
- Saginaw Intermediate School District
Impacted funded enrollment in Michigan = 1,303
- Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in Minnesota = 258
- Central Mississippi, Inc. (Head Start)
- Mississippi Action for Progress, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in Mississippi = 7,370
- Central Missouri Community Action
- Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph
- Grace Hill Settlement House
- Youth in Need
Impacted funded enrollment in Missouri = 3,425
- Child Start, Inc.
- Deer Lodge County Commissioners
Impacted funded enrollment in Montana = 444
- Boys and Girls Home of Nebraska
- Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska
Impacted funded enrollment in Nebraska = 422
- Tri-County Community Action
Impacted funded enrollment in New Hampshire = 278
- West Las Vegas Head Start
Impacted funded enrollment in New Mexico = 200
- Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc.
- Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
- Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc.
- Niagara County Head Start, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in New York = 1,303
Little People’s Head Start
Impacted funded enrollment in Nevada = 99
- Cabarrus County Board Of Education
- Economic Improvement Council, Inc.
- Iredell Community Action Research & Evaluation, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in North Carolina = 900
- Community Action Wayne/Medina
- Portage Private Industry Council, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in Ohio = 944
- Community Action Organization
Impacted funded enrollment in Oregon = 1,375
- Adams County Children’s Education Special Services, Inc.
- Armstrong County Community Action Agency
- Bucks County Head Start, Inc.
- Community Action Partnership of Cambria County
- Delaware County Intermediate Unit
- Maternity Care Coalition
- Philadelphia School District
- Snyder Union Mifflin Child Development, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in Pennsylvania = 9,645
- Municipality of Adjuntas
- Municipality of Isabela
Impacted funded enrollment in Puerto Rico = 344
- Aiken/Barnwell Counties Community Action Agency, Inc.
- Darlington County Community Action Agency
- Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in South Carolina = 1,726
- Metropolitan Action Commission
Impacted funded enrollment in Tennessee = 1,557
- Avance, Inc.
- Bee Community Action Agency
- Child Care Associates
- Detroit Independent School District
- Hill Country Community Action Assn., Inc.
- Kaufman ISD Head Start
- Motivation Education & Training, Inc.
- Region XIV Education Service Center
- Scurry Community Services, Inc.
- Stonewall Head Start, Inc.
- Swisher County
- William Smith, Sr. Tri County
Impacted funded enrollment in Texas = 7,417
- Davis County School District
Impacted funded enrollment in Utah = 533
- Buchanan County Board of Supervisors
- County of Culpeper Department of Social Services
- People, Inc. of Virginia
- Pittsylvania County Community Action, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in Virginia = 1,016
Bright Beginnings for Kittitas County
Impacted funded enrollment in Washington = 159
Eastern Allegheny Council for Human Services, Inc.
Impacted funded enrollment in West Virginia = 263
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. 703-599-4329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.