Program Governance

In the Office of Head Start’s (OHS) recent Showcase video on Program Governance, OHS noted that Program Governance is the first subpart of the HSPPS and that this should “send[] a message.”  OHS also commented that “if the governance structure is not solid then a program is at risk.”  If that doesn’t make you sit up and take note, how about this report to Congress noting that for FY 2014, failing to report to the governing body and policy council was the number one noncompliance finding, showing up on the reviews of nearly a quarter of grantees nationwide?
The new HSPPS provide the perfect opportunity to review your program’s policies and procedures to make sure they follow the Program Governance regulations and implement best practices.  These resources will help you embark on your review.