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. 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.

Find Office of Head Start (OHS) available funding opportunities on the ACF Funding Opportunity Announcements website, by searching Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 93.600 on, or by using the map on the ECLKC on the FOA Locator

Pre-application Webinars

Join the Office of Head Start for a pre-application webinar regarding the recently posted 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcements. Interested organizations have two opportunities to attend. To register, please select the event you would like to join:

This webinar will provide potential applicants with an overview of the Head Start program, and the OHS competitive grants process.  Joining and participating in this webinar is voluntary. Participants will remain anonymous.  Opting not to participate in the webinar will not affect eligibility, application scoring or the selection process.  Applicants unable to attend can access the FAQ document on the Program Office website after the webinar has concluded. Participants are encouraged to read a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) prior to joining the webinar.

Last Reviewed: September 16, 2019