2021-22 Pennsylvania Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program Request for Applications – Action Required

Required Letter of Intent Deadline June 24, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is announcing a competitive Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program (HSSAP) Request for Application (RFA) for fiscal year 2021-22. OCDEL encourages all eligible Head Start and Early Head Start providers to apply.


This RFA is intended to support providers in preparing to serve and enroll children by September 2021. The RFA is being released in May 2021 to give providers time to conduct outreach to families; recruit, hire and train staff; and plan for implementing the program, pending grant approval. Applicants may submit funding proposals aligned with the program models outlined in the Head Start Program Performance Standards 1302 Part B.


Applicants must submit Letters of Intent to RA-PAPreKCounts@pa.gov by 3 PM on June 24, 2021. Only applicants that submit a complete Letter of Intent by the deadline will be permitted to apply for funding. Read more.