10-11-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #15

Head Start Non-Competitive 5 year Grant - Intent to Apply/Write

Elementary Leading and Learning is requesting approval for the Intent to Apply for the Head Start Non-competitive 5 year grant. The deadline for submission of the finished grant is April 1, 2017.

The Office of Head Start determined that BPS Head Start program did not meet any of the conditions outlined in 45 C.F.R. Part 1307.3 of the Head Start Program Performance Standards Designation Renewal System (DRS). As a result, BPS is eligible for a non-competitive five year grant award to operate the BPS Head Start Program. The award will be approximately $4.2 million per implementation year based on the previous five years of implementation. 

Staff is recommending writing the grant for the Head Start Non-Competitive Five Year Grant for the following reasons:To continue to serve and support 624 three and four-year old students and their families throughout Brevard County.
  • Services include creating a foundation of school readiness, family supports to include family well-being and family engagement strategies, leveraging and promoting partnerships between Early Head Start, child care, early care and education systems, State Head Start Collaboration Office, schools, and communities to improve continuity for children and families across learning, health and other community settings.  
  • Head Start also aligns with the Elementary district focus on Early Literacy. 

Key Dates:

  • Intent to Apply - October 12, 2016
  • Grant submission - April 1, 2017
  • Award Decision communicated to grantees - July, 2017
  • Grant Implementation begins - July 2017

Approve the request to submit the "Intent to Apply" for the the Head Start Non-competitive 5 year grant.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 10/7/2016

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

Cost Center

Debra Crannell, Coordinator for Elem. Leading & Learning, 633-1000, ext. 350
Jane Cline, Asst. Supt. of Elem. Leading & Learning, 633-1000, ext. 411