The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the agency that oversees the Office of Head Start (OHS), released guidance on the CARES Act funding for Head Start programs on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. In our previous blog, we provided information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, 2020, a law that President Trump signed on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act appropriates a total of $750 million for Head Start programs.
This recent Program Instruction (PI) is titled FY 2020 Supplemental Funds in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ACF-PI-HS-20-03. The PI gives grantees information on how to apply for funding for summer programs and one-time activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides guidance on reporting requirements for the funding and requesting waivers for matching share. Applications for funding are due by May 15, 2020.
Webinar: On April 15, 2020 at 3 PM ET, FTLF is hosting a webinar, Head Start and COVID-19 , discussing this guidance and other issues related to how Head Start programs can confront the COVID-19 crisis. Learn More or Register Here.