SNAP & Head Start
Thanks to years of education and advocacy efforts by the Head Start community, the Office of Head Start took a significant step to better support young children and their families who experience food insecurity. Leveraging the president’s executive order, OHS announced a rule change that allows families enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to automatically qualify for Head Start and Early Head Start.
This one, simple change to verifying Head Start eligibility is already making it easier for families to access Head Start! If you receive SNAP benefits or are eligible to receive SNAP Benefits and want to learn more and enroll in the Head Start and Early Head Start Program in your community, please see the below Indiana Head Start and Early Head Start Program roster. The roster includes the counties that each program serves and the individual who can assist you in the enrollment process.