03-10-2015 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #24


Title
Head Start Refunding Application

Discussion

Each year, the district must submit an application for continued refunding of the Head Start grant that was awarded to Brevard Public Schools in May 2012. The refunding application for the budget period 7/1/2015 - 6/30/16 is due on April 1, 2015. Final acceptance of the proposed application is pending Policy Council, School Board of Brevard County and Region IV Office of Head Start approval. School board members were provided an opportunity to provide input on the application prior to formal submission for approval.

The total amount of the grant for the new budget period is $4,726,783. This amount includes $54,081 earmarked by the Office of Head Start for training and technical assistance. Head Start funding provides program services for 624 preschool children. There is a local required match from state, local or other funding sources. The specific percentage of funds that must be contributed is 20% of the total approved cost of the project. The identified match will not create additional spending from local funds as this requirement will be satisfied through in-kind services and existing budgeted expenses that are not state or federally mandated. A complete copy of the Head Start refunding application is available in the Office of Early Childhood.



Recommendation
Approve the district's application for continued refunding of the Head Start grant in the amount of $4,726,783.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 3/10/2015

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42 General Powers and Duties of the District School Board, Head Start Art 45 C.F.R. 1304-40

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
15-16$4,672,702yes4259215416096variousvariousvarious
15-16$54,081yes4259215416095variousvariousvarious

Contact

Dr. Teresa Wright, Director of Early Childhood & Title I, ext.340

Terri Barlow, Head Start Principal, 617-7786




Attachment:  ConApp2015 16_Rev 2-26-15.pdf