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Families that are Categorically Eligible to Enroll in Head Start

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A month ago, Head Start released a memo stating that families receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are now categorically eligible for Head Start. What that means is that if families can provide documentation of their eligibility for SNAP benefits, they are automatically eligible to be enrolled in Head Start. They do not need…

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Resources to Help Grantees Understand Final Rule on Head Start Eligibility

The Final Rule on Head Start Eligibility codifies statutory eligibility requirements revised in the Improving Head Start Act of 2007 and strengthens procedures programs use to determine eligibility. It provides programs with clear instructions on how to determine if families are either income or categorically eligible for Head Start services. The Rule provides a balanced…

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