The Office of Head Start (OHS) is transitioning grants to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services from indefinite project periods to five year project periods in accordance with Section 641 of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007.
Information Memorandum (IM) ACF-IM-HS-13-02 described changes to funding practices and provided guidance on key elements of the five year award and post-award conditions. The purpose of this IM is to provide more detailed information on the system of federal oversight to assess performance, compliance, continuous improvement, and progress of grantees during the five year project period.
Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/standards/IMs/2014/resour_im_002_03182014.html