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

The Office of Head Start hosted two pre-application webinars regarding the 2019 Funding Opportunity Announcements. The events were hosted on September 24 and 25, 2019. The webinars provided potential applicants with an overview of the Head Start program, and the OHS competitive grants process. Joining and participating in this webinar was voluntary. Participation in the webinar will not affect eligibility, application scoring or the selection process. The webinars were not recorded.

Frequently Asked Questions

To support transparency in the competitive grants process, responses to some questions submitted during the pre-application webinars, as well as questions submitted directly to the OHS Grant Review Operations Center are posted on the FAQ section of the Grant Application topic of the ECLKC website.

Last Reviewed: September 27, 2019