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Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Expansion, Early Head Start Expansion, and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.600
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 14, 2024

For programmatic questions:
Kesley Shaw

For financial or budget questions:
Jeff Arciero


The Migrant and Seasonal Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership program provides funding for:

  • Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP): Partner with local child care providers to provide comprehensive, high-quality services to eligible infants and toddlers. Partnerships should enhance and support early learning settings to provide full-day, full-year, comprehensive services that meet the needs of low-income working families; enhance access to high-quality, full-time child care; support the development of infants and toddlers through strong relationship-based experiences; and prepare them for the transition into preschool.
  • Non-Partnership Early Head Start Expansion (EHS): Establish or add new traditional EHS slots. Non-Partnership EHS Expansion grantees provide early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services that will enhance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of participating children; support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and help parents move toward self-sufficiency.
  • Head Start Expansion: For new or current Head Start recipients to establish or add new traditional Head Start slots
  • Combination Approach: Expand the number of Head Start, EHS, and EHS-CCP model slots to bring services to children and families.

Applicants may propose to provide the required services in settings that are center-based, home-based, provided in a family childcare setting, or through another locally designed program variation.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Entities currently operating Head Start
  • Entities currently operating Indian Head Start or Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs
  • Other public entities, nonprofit, and for-profit private entities capable of providing child and family services that meet the standard for participation in programs under the Head Start Act
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $14,658,024 per year
Award floor: $500,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 7
Estimated total program funding: $14,658,024

Grantees must provide a cash or in-kind match of at least 20% of the total approved project cost.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Child care · Children and youth · Educational attainment · Families · Food security and nutrition · Healthcare needs and services · Human services · Migrants · Networking and collaboration · Self-sufficiency

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