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March 23, 2021 School Board Meeting
Head Start Non-Competitive 5 year Grant - Intent to Apply/Write and Submit - Grant No. 04CH010481
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 03/23/2021
Consent Type
With Prior Information

Elementary Leading and Learning is requesting approval for the submission of Year 5 of 5 for the Head Start Non-competitive Continuation Application and Budget Justification Narrative. The deadline for submission of the finished grant is April 1, 2021. Prior to submission, the Board participated in the development of the application. The award will be approximately $5.3 million per implementation year based on the previous five years of implementation.


Staff is recommending writing the Continuation Application for the following reasons:

  • To continue to serve and support 624 three and four year old children and families throughout Brevard County.
  • Promote school readiness of preschool age children from primarily low income families by enhancing their cognitive, motor, communication, social and emotional development
  • Services include family supports to include family wellbeing and family engagement strategies by leveraging and promoting community partnerships.

Key Dates:

  • Board Input – February 26, 2021
  • Intent to Submit – March 23, 2021
  • Application submission – April 1, 2021
  • Award Decision communicated to grantees – June 2021
  • Implementation begins July 1, 2021



Approve the request to Apply/Write and submit the Continuation Application for Year 5 of 5 of the Head Start Grant.



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, Elementary Leading and Learning, ext. 11340, Terri Barlow, Assistant Director, Elementary Leading and Learning/Head Start, 321-617-7786 ext. 31380.
Funding Guidance Letter - Annual - 04CH010481 (002).pdf
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