Funding Opportunities

Head Start grants are awarded directly to public or private non-profit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies within a community that wish to compete for funds, are eligible to apply for Head Start funding. The same categories of organizations are eligible to apply for Early Head Start, except that applicants need not be from the community they will be serving.

All OHS funding opportunities are available on the ACF Funding Opportunity Announcements website, and can be found by searching CFDA Number 93.600 on

Current Services and Program Assets

Each Office of Head Start funding opportunity announcement is posted concurrently with additional, detailed information about the existing services delivered in the community. This information is provided to promote a general understanding of current services and program assets.
For each currently available funding opportunity announcement, applicants can find:

  • Grantee Profiles on the existing Head Start or Early Head Start program(s);
  • Inventory of the existing Head Start or Early Head Start program(s); and
  • Questions and answers specific to the service area.

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Applicant Support Toolkit

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More Resources

You can search for Head Start and Early Head Start funding announcements using CFDA Number 93.600. also has many tools and tutorials on the process to submit your grant application.