Head Start Funding Update

Our amazing sources at the NHSA have some updates regarding proposed legislation that would provide funding for Head Start and Early Head Start in 2013.  The Senate Committee on Appropriations recently recommended a $70 million increase for the next year, $45 million of which would go directly to programs to help offset the rising costs of energy, deferred maintenance, new regulations, staff salaries, and other quality measures. $25 million of the increase would cover costs associated with the Designation Renewal System competition.

This is a positive message of support from the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Once the legislation is considered on the Senate floor, the House have their turn.  Look for final numbers to be set later in the year.  Until then, contact your member of congress and thank them for their support of Head Start and Head Start Services.