The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), through the 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 2022-23.

HSSAP funding is awarded competitively on a five-year grant cycle. FY 2022-23 begins a new five-year cycle. All current HSSAP grantees, as well as any new, eligible applicants MUST apply during this competitive RFA process. Governor Wolf’s proposed FY 2022-23 state budget expands HSSAP by $10 million, allocating a total of $79 million to be distributed to eligible applicants starting with the new five-year cycle on July 1, 2022.

Applicants must submit Letters of Intent to RA-PAPreKCounts@pa.gov by 3:00 PM on Feb. 25, 2022. Only applicants that submit a complete Letter of Intent by the deadline will be permitted to apply for funding. Get additional information.