Head Start and Early Head Start grants that were forecasted to post today (October 2) have been delayed. All Head Starts and Early Head Starts that were forecasted over the summer have been updated in grants.gov with a new timeline – Estimated Post Date: December 4, 2017, Estimated Due Date: February 2, 2018.

There are a total of 53 grants forecasted across 25 states, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. This includes New York (6), Texas (6), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Michigan (3), Virginia (3), Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Florida (3), Tennessee (2), Pennsylvania (3), Colorado (2), California, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

The turnaround time for applications being due remains approximately 8 weeks. This time period crosses multiple holidays, though, and may pose some challenges when you coordinate timelines for meetings and approvals. Start planning early to ease some of the stress that comes with grant writing. Check out our recent post, From Forecast to Grant Posting – How to Use Your Pre-FOA Time Strategically, for tips for how you can start to get your program ready.

Foundations for Families consultants are available to assist with your grant writing needs. We have a 100% success rate in writing DRS applications in every round of competition, and have a similar track record in EHS-CCP, initial HS/EHS funding, and expansion proposals. Please feel free to be in touch to learn how we can help your program.

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