(You will find information about Early Head Start/ Head Start in the section about the Department of Health and Human Services. You will also find information about early childhood education in the section about the Department of Education.)
The request for Head Start is for an increase of $270 million - $100 million would be for COLA, and $150 million additional dollars would go to the Early Head Start/child care Partnerships and Early Head Start expansion.
Yesterday, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D – WA) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R – WI) announced that they have reached a two-year budget agreement in advance of the deadline which was this Friday Dec 13, 2013.
Today, a draft bill “Strong Start for America’s Children” was released by Senator Harkin and Representatives Miller and Hanna. The National Head Start Association has released a statement and a summary of the bill. We are also including the draft bills that were presented to the House and the Senate.”
The National Head Start Association Scholarships and Awards program is open to individual, program and affiliate members of NHSA in good standing. To get more information or to apply, go to the NHSA website, www.nhsa.org, click on “Membership” and then “Scholarships and Awards.”
Please note that the deadline for application is May 31, 2014.
Indiana Head Start Association is pleased to learn that Rep. Larry Buschon (District 8) spent some time visiting a Head Start center at Pace Community Action Agency. He is shown here with Dr. Bertha Proctor, Executive Director. We are sure he was impressed with what he saw!