Income Eligibility

The Self Help Head Start Program offers both a half-day Head Start experience and – for families who are working, attending school, or are enrolled in a training program – a full day Head Start Experience. Priority is given to children with special needs and family concerns.

The half day program is free of charge and the full day program has a sliding-fee scale that is dependent on the family’s total income and ability to pay. The Head Start Income Guidelines for 2019 are as follows:

For 2022, your family is income-eligible for Head Start and Early Head Start if your family’s gross income is not more than 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) guidelines shown below or at this link: hbps://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.  **Some higher income families may qualify.
(See the *Note below.)

Head Start/Early Head Start 2022 Family Income Guidelines: 100% FPG

Size of FamilyAnnual Income 100%**Annual Income 130%
1$13,590.00$17,667.00
2$18,310.00$23,803.00
3$23,030.00$29,939.00
4$27,750.00$36,075.00
5$32,470.00$42,211.00
6$37,190.00$48,347.00
7$41,190.00$54,483.00
8$46,630.00$60,619.00
For Family units with more than 8 members, add $4,720.00-$6,136.00 for each additional member

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