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 2019, 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 2019 Family Income Guidelines: 100% FPG

Size of FamilyAnnual Income 100%Annual Income 130%
1$12,490.00$16,237.00
2$16,910.00$21,983.00
3$21,330.00$27,729.00
4$25,750.00$33,475.00
5$30,170.00$39,221.00
6$34,590.00$44,967.00
7$39,010.00$50,713.00
8$43,430.00$56,459.00
For Family units with more than 8 members, add $4,420 for each additional member

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