Section 2605(b)(2)(B) of the LIHEAP statute establishes the maximum income level allowed in determining LIHEAP eligibility as the greater of 150 percent of the poverty level or 60 percent of a State's median income.
As of February 1, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will begin the transition from use of the SF-269, Financial Status Report (Short Form or Long Form) to the use of the SF-425 Federal Financial Report for expenditure reporting. SF-269s will no longer be accepted for expenditure reports due after that date. If an SF-269 is submitted, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will return it and require the recipient to complete the SF-425.
The following briefs are resources on financial capability topics for Head Start/Early Head Start programs.
Assessing Head Start & Early Head Start Families’ Financial Capability
This brief outlines strategies and tools Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) can use to gain a deeper understanding of how HS/EHS families are managing their finances to decide which services might help them build financial capability.
Financial Coaching in Head Start Programs
This brief discusses financial coaching in Head Start settings and presents methods for providing financial coaching as well as training resources for programs interested in building staff capacity to become financial coaches.