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December 14, 2021 School Board Meeting
Head Start Non-Completive Five-Year Grant – Intent to Apply/Write
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 12/14/2021
Consent Type
Without Information

Leading and Learning is requesting approval for the Intent to Apply for the Head Start non-competitive five-year grant award. The deadline for submission of the finished grant is April 1, 2022.

The Office of Head Start determined the BPS Head Start program did not meet any of the conditions outlined in 45 CFR Part 1304.11 of the Head Start Program Performance Standards, which outlines the basis for determining whether a Head Start agency will be subject to an open competition. As a result, BPS is eligible for a non-competitive five-year grant award to operate the Head Start program. The award will be approximately $5.4 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 to continue to serve and support 624 three and four year old students and families throughout Brevard County. Services include creating a foundation of school readiness, family supports aligned to the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework, leveraging and promoting community partnerships to support progress toward positive outcomes for children and families and continue providing the coordination of medical, oral and mental health services.


Key Dates:

Intent to Apply – December 2022

Grant submission – April 1, 2022

Notice of Award issued – June 2022

Grant Implementation begins – July 1, 2022


Approve the request for the Intent to Apply for the Head Start non-competitive five-year grant award.

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Dr. Wendy Smith, Director of Elementary Leading and Learning, ext. 11340. Terri Barlow, Assistant Director, Elementary Leading and Learning/Head Start, ext. 31385.
04CH010481 - Notice of Preliminary Non-Competitive Determination (1).pdf
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