Head Start
CSFA Number: 444-80-0212
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
DFCS
Agency Contact
Linda Saterfield
217-524-0395
linda.saterfield@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Head Start program is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognative, social and emotional development.

Support the Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSSCO) by performing the following:
• Take the lead in statewide professional development collaboration (Professional Development Advisory Council, Gateways, and Early Learning Council Program Standards & Quality Committee), in conjunction with the HSSCO Director and Associate Director.
• Support the implementation, training and technical assistance of statewide memoranda of agreement. Produce publications and tools about IL Head Start and collaboration.
• Support special collaborative projects in the federal HSSCO priority areas: health, disabilities, family literacy, education, child care, homeless services, child welfare, and community service. Support other federal priorities, such as services to military families, etc.
• Support state data systems and ensure Head Start’s inclusion; maintain Head Start and early childhood collaboration web sites.
Number affected includes: 48 Head Start/Early Head Start grantee agencies plus another 60 delegate agencies serving more than 45,000 children and families; more than 100 approved child care collaboration programs serving about 16,000 children and families

Hire/supervise the Associate HSSCO Director.
2. Coordinate, analyze, and report findings for the collaboration needs assessment. Address collaboration issues and communicate/problem solve with the DHS HSSCO Director through the IHSA Quality Enrichment Circles and other activities and partnerships.
3. Take the lead in statewide professional development collaboration (Professional Development Advisory Council, Gateways, and Early Learning Council Program Standards & Quality Committee).
4. Support statewide memoranda of agreement, including implementation, training and technical assistance.
5. Produce publications and tools about IL Head Start and collaboration.
6. Support special collaborative projects in the ten federal collaboration priority areas: health, disabilities, family literacy, education, child care, homeless services, child welfare, and community service. Support other federal priorities, such as services to military families, etc.
7. Maintain the IL Head Start web site as a resource to locate Head Start/Early Head Start centers in IL and information about them. Oversee the maintenance of the early childhood collaboration web site, with the web master.
8. Complete and file contract reports in a timely and accurate manner.

Contract deliverables enabled and guided by the Head Start Act 2007 and the Administration of Children & Families Office of Head Start funding guidance and other instruction.

Please note, this Funding Opportunity is not open for bid. The vendor was approved as part of the federal grant application.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $270,095
FY 2018 : $218,546
FY 2019 : $161,823
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYI00088-FCSYI00088ILLINOIS HEADSTART ASSOCIATION07/01/201906/30/2020165,284