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Compliance for Background Checks and QRIS Delayed until September 2019

Office of Head Start (OHS) recently announced an update which will delay compliance requirements for background checks and the Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) until September 30, 2019. Under the initial rule, programs were required to comply by September 2017, which was delayed until September 2018. The summary from the updated rule reads: “The…

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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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