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 Webinar for National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Centers

Join the Office of Head Start for a pre-application webinar regarding the recently posted Funding Opportunity Announcements for four National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) centers. 

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT.  Please Register to join

The webinar will provide potential applicants with an overview of the OHS TTA System, the four National Centers, and the OHS competitive grants process. Joining and participating in this webinar is voluntary. Only the information provided in the FOAs will be presented. 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 Frequently Asked Questions document on the Program Office website at a later date.

Frequently Asked Questions

To support transparency in the competitive grants process, responses to some questions submitted during the pre-application webinar, 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: April 8, 2020