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Head Start and/or Early Head Start (EHS) - The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.600
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 2, 2022

For programmatic questions:
Valerie Pels-Kohout

For financial or budget questions:
Jeff Newton


Head Start and/or Early Head Start provides funding for high-quality, comprehensive birth-to-five early learning services for eligible low-income children and families (including expectant families) residing in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The goal of this combined opportunity is to foster innovative and coordinated models that better integrate Head Start and Early Head Start programming and address community need.

Applicants will submit one application, whether they are proposing to provide:

  • Head Start services
  • Early Head Start services
  • Both Head Start and Early Head Start services.

Applicants proposing to serve pregnant women are expected to serve the newborn through the Early Head Start program.

A list of very specific required program activities may be found in the application instructions on .

Eligible applicants include local public or private nonprofit agencies, community-based and faith-based nonprofit organizations, or local for-profit agencies capable of providing child and family services that meet the standard for participation in programs under the Head Start Act.
Geographic coverage
Puerto Rico
Amount of funding

Award Ceiling: $14,463,492
Award Floor: $1,000,000
Project period: 5 years
Estimated Number of Awards: 5

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 and online application procedures are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
Child care · Children and youth · Families · Human services · Puerto Rico

Organizations (2)

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