Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/13/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Action
Subject: 1. Action on the Approval of the FY19 Head Start Federal Grant Application
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 1.01 - Vision, Mission, Core Beliefs, and Goals
Attachments: Head Start Grant Application
File Attachment:
Head Start Narrative and Budget.pdf
Background: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) requires the review, feedback and approval of the MPS Head Start federal grant application by both the Head Start Policy Council and the Board of School Directors. The Head Start federal grant application was opened in January, 2018 with a due date of March 1, 2018.

Parent/community representatives from the Head Start Policy Council participated in the writing of the goals for the MPS Head Start program included in the grant application. The MPS Head Start federal grant application was presented to and approved by the Head Start Policy Council on February 21, 2018.

This application for the Head Start federal grant is written to reflect a continuation of the 1,370 federally funded Head Start seats at 26 sites.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures. Approval of the MPS Head Start federal grant application would result in an anticipated funding amount of approximately $8.6 million.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon approval by the Board, MPS will submit the ACF Head Start federal grant application.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board approve the submission of the five-year ACF Head Start federal grant application.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jennifer L. Smith - Sr. Director
Signed By:
Ruth Maegli - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Darienne Driver - Superintendent