Head Start and the 2015 Appropriations Bill
- Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
Below is the language from the agreed upon House and Senate Appropriations Bill (H.R 83) for the Head Start program for fiscal year 2015. While not official yet, it will be voted on later this week. $8,073,095,000 for Head Start/EHS services and additional funds are earmarked for conversion.
DECEMBER 9, 2014
RULES COMMITTEE PRINT 113-59
TEXT OF HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE
AMENDMENT TO H.R. 83
[Showing the text of the Consolidated and Further
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015]
Provided, That $8,598,095,000 shall be for making payments under the Head Start Act: Provided further, That of the amount in the previous proviso, $8,073,095,000 shall be available for payments under section 640 of the Head Start Act: Provided further, That of the amount provided for making payments under the Head Start Act, $25,000,000 shall be available for allocation by the Secretary to supplement activities described in paragraphs (7)(B) and (9) of section 641(c) of such Act under the Designation Renewal System, established under the authority of sections 641(c)(7), 645A(b)(12) and 645A(d) of such Act: Provided further, That amounts allocated to Head Start grantees at the discretion of the Secretary to supplement activities pursuant to the previous proviso shall not be included in the calculation of the ‘‘base grant’’ in subsequent fiscal years, as such term is used in section 640(a)(7)(A) of the Head Start Act: Provided further, That notwithstanding section 640 of the Head Start Act, of the amount provided for making payments under the Head Start Act, and in addition to funds otherwise available under section 640 for such purposes, $500,000,000 shall be available through March 31, 2016 for Early Head Start programs as described in section 645A of such Act, for conversion of 16 Head Start services to Early Head Start services as described in section 645(a)(5)(A) of such Act, and for discretionary grants for high quality infant and toddler care through Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, to entities defined as eligible under section 645A(d) of such Act, with such funds in this Act and Public Law 113–76 not included in the calculation of the ‘‘base grant’’ for the current or any subsequent fiscal year as such term is used in section 640(a)(7)(A) of the Head Start Act, and, notwithstanding section 645A(c)(2) of such Act, these funds are available to serve children under age 4: Provided further, That of the amount made available in the immediately preceding proviso, up to $10,000,000 shall be available for the Federal costs of administration and evaluation activities of the program described in such proviso:….