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 2020, 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 2021 Family Income Guidelines: 100% FPG

Size of FamilyAnnual Income 100%Annual Income 130%
1$12,880.00$16,774.00
2$17,420.00$22,646.00
3$21,960.00$28,548.00
4$26,500.00$34,450.00
5$31,040.00$40,352.00
6$35,580.00$46,254.00
7$40,120.00$52,156.00
8$44,660.00$58,058.00
For Family units with more than 8 members, add $4,540.00-$5,902.00 for each additional member

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