In Indiana, 15,614 children are enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start programs
The total Head Start budget for programs in Indiana is $113,278,674.00.
There are 40 Head Start programs and 20 Early Head Start programs in Indiana (43 grantees statewide).
Over 17,460 Head Start/Early Head Start parents volunteered in programs last year.
In Indiana, there are 3,147 Head Start/EHS staff members.
 
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Proposed Trump Budget Eliminates or Reduces Needed Family Services

There are several programs that are crucial for low-income children, families, and senior citizens that have been reduced or eliminated from the President Trump's proposed budget. 

The list includes such things as LIHEAP, CSBG funded programs, Weatherization, and CDBG.

Revised Head Start Performance Standards!

The revised Head Start Performance Standards are out!

NHSA Works with Senators to Call for Removal of DRS 10% CLASS Trigger

Over the past few months NHSA has been working with a bipartisan group of Senators to send a letter to the Administration calling for the removal of the 10% CLASS trigger in the Designation Renewal System. Led by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) the final letter includes 5 Republican, 13 Democrat, and 1 Independent Senators who signed on and was sent to Secretary Burwell earlier this month. We are pleased with this strong support and want to thank the many Head Start leaders who reached out to their Senate offices in support of the letter. You can find the full text of the letter here.

 
News

CAPE Head Start Has A Visit From Senator Donnelly

Senator Joe Donnelly stopped by to visit, read, and play with Head Start children at CAPE in Evansville.  Thank you to Senator Donnelly for supporting Head Start programs in Indiana and across the nation!   And thank you to CAPE Head Start for showing off the great work that is being accomplished in our programs each day!

NHSA Executive Director's 'Keeping It Real"

Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association wrote a wonderful article for the Huffington Post!

A Congressional Visit To Hoosier Uplands

Congressman Hollingsworth Visits Hoosier Uplands

Head Start Garden Grants Project

NHSA’s Garden Grant aims to support early healthy eating habits in children by giving them the opportunity to experience growing their own food. Through this process we expect to inspire children to engage hands on with their environment and help create healthy eating habits early. We provide three different types of garden grants to Head Start programs who are members of NHSA.  Please follow the link for more information.

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