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 2017 are as follows:

For 2017, 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:// Some higher income families may qualify.
(See the *Note below.)

Head Start/Early Head Start 2017 Family Income Guidelines: 100% FPG

Size of Family Annual Income 100% Annual Income 130%
1 $12,060.00 $15,678.00
2 $16,240.00 $21,112.00
3 $20,420.00 $26,546.00
4 $24,600.00 $31,980.00
5 $28,780.00 $37,414.00
6 $32,960.00 $42,848.00
7 $37,140.00 $48,282.00
8 $41,320.00 $53,716.00
Each additional person, add $4,180.00