On April 10, 2012, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) reported that the Office of Head Start now anticipates releasing 200 RFPs for re-designated grants in mid-April.

Some legislators had been contacted by worried constituents so HHS staff was on hand to assure them that:

  • No – Head Start service for children and families isn’t about to stop, but
  • Yes – specific service providers/grantees might change.

This is the first published report that we’ve seen about when the RFPs might come out.  It seems consistent with the widespread speculation in the field, doesn’t it?

Today is April 12.  Very close to mid-April.  We must be getting close.


Thank you.


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.

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

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