Industry Update: Head Start Program Performance Standards NPRM

January 11, 2024

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On November 20, 2023, the Office of Head Start (OHS) published a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) which includes a number of significant changes to the Head Start Program Performance Standards. If approved, many of the revisions would not go into effect until 2031, however, some could take effect much sooner upon approval of a final rule. We encourage all Head Start grant recipients to review the proposed changes and submit comments to the Administration for Children and Families Office of Management and Budget.

All comments must be submitted electronically, and you can comment directly on the Federal Register website here or through Comments are due January 19, 2024.

The firm's attorneys are conducting a thorough examination of the proposed changes.  Join us for this industry update to share our observations on the key revisions, highlight particularly impactful changes, and discuss the potential implications for Head Start recipients. 

The proposed changes largely pertain to workforce supports, but also include changes to definitions, health and safety reporting requirements, and eligibility criteria.

Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Head Start Training Package holders. For more information on our Head Start Training Package, click here or contact us.

Target Audience

  • CEOs / Directors
  • CFOs
  • Fiscal Staff
  • Compliance Directors
  • Grants Management Staff
  • Anyone who needs to stay apprised of potential changes in the Head Start Program Performance Standards

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the proposed changes in the Head Start Program Performance Standards
  • Determine how the potential revisions may impact your organization
  • Decide if you or your organization will submit comments to the Administration for Children and Families
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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Event starts: 
01/11/2024 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
01/11/2024 - 2:00pm EST

Ted Waters

Serving as Managing Partner of the firm and a member of the Health Care and Federal Grants practice groups, Ted focuses his practice on helping organizations to solve problems. Ted’s expertise in financial, cost reporting, reimbursement, and administrative issues is widely recognized, and illustrated by his continued selection as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in health care. Ted routinely handles challenging issues for clients such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. [Full Bio]

Nicole Bacon

Nicole Bacon, a Partner at the firm, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Care practice groups. Nicole offers her clients specialized guidance in compliance with federal grant law including specific programmatic requirements as well as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements of Federal Awards. Nicole represents a variety of community-based organizations, before State and Federal courts as well as administrative bodies. [Full Bio]

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