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Adoption Assistance Adoption Assistance, also known as adoption subsidies, provides financial help and services for children with physical, mental and developmental disabilities and their adoptive parents. Each state agency has its own definition of "special needs" used...
Alabama Head Start and Early Head Start The Alabama Head Start program (for children ages three to five) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nut...
Alaska Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Arizona Head Start and Early Head Start The Arizona Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, ...
Arkansas Head Start Head Start is a nationwide, Federally funded program designed to foster healthy development of young children from low-income families. Launched in 1965 as a summer program to prepare children for school, Head Start in Arkansas has grown to serve ove...
California Head Start Head Start is a national program administered by the Head Start Bureau within the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Head Start provides ...
Chafee Foster Care Independent Living The Chafee Foster Care Independent Living Program assists states and localities in establishing and carrying out programs designed to assist foster youth likely to remain in foster care until 18 years o...
Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program The Child Care Access program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education by providing campus-based child care services....
Child Care Resource and Referral Services Local Child Care Resource and Referral Organizations help parents locate and choose quality child care by providing referrals to local child care providers, information on state licensing requirements, ...
Child Support Enforcement The Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program provides services to locate absent parents, establish paternity, and enforce support obligations. People who receive assistance under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Foster Care, and Medicai...
Child Tax Credit The Child Tax Credit program can reduce the Federal tax you owe by $1,000 for each qualifying child under the age of 17....
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for many low-income families. The CACFP provides reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served to children and ...
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for Centers The United States Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care centers. The CAFP for Centers helps to subsidize the cost of food for day care centers allowing these day ...
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for Homes The Wyoming Department of Education administers the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for homes through two sponsoring organizations in Wyoming. Childcare homes can participate in this program and will receive funds to supplement the cost of ...
Child and Dependent Care Credit The Child and Dependent Care Credit program can reduce your tax by claiming the credit for child and dependent care expenses on your Federal income tax return....
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs The Childhood Lead Poisoning Program was created to eliminate lead poisoning amongst children in the United States. The main duty of the program is to: Create programs and policies to prevent childhood lead poisoning Provide the public and h...
Colorado Head Start The Head Start Program was developed in 1965 to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs. Curr...
Connecticut Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Delaware Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
District of Columbia Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Family Planning Services The purpose of the Family Planning Services Program is to assist in the establishment and operation of voluntary family planning projects which consist of the educational, comprehensive medical, and social services necessary to aid individuals to det...
Florida Head Start Program Head Start is both the name of a family of Federal programs for low-income children and their families, and the name given to the original program for children from 3 to 5 years of age. The Head Start family of programs includes: Early Head Start, Mi...
Foster Care Children's Bureau (CB) provides funding to states and tribes to provide safe foster care placements for children and youth who cannot remain in their homes. Our funding also provides optional guardianship assistance for states, as well as assistance ...
Georgia Head Start Head Start is a national program that provides comprehensive developmental services for low-income preschool children and their families. Currently funded at approximately $8.5 billion nationally, Head Start serves over 957,000 children and their fam...
Hawaii Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Head Start and Early Head Start Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that su...
Idaho Head Start Head Start is a national program that provides comprehensive developmental services for low-income preschool children and their families. Currently funded at approximately $4.3 billion nationally, Head Start and Early Head Start serve over 750,000 ch...
Indian Child Welfare Act Programs The purpose of the program is to promote the stability and security of American Indian tribes/Alaskan Native and families by protecting American Indian/Alaskan Native children and preventing the separation of American Indian/Alaskan Native families. ...
Indian Child and Family Education The purpose of the program is to begin educating children at an early age through parental involvement, to increase high school graduation rates among Indian parents, and to encourage life-long learning....
Indiana Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Iowa Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Kansas Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3 to 5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and s...
Kentucky Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3 to 5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and s...
Louisiana Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Maine Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Maryland Child and Adult Care Food Program The Maryland Child and Adult Care Food Program provides reimbursement for meals and snacks served in eligible child care centers, adult day care centers, family child care homes, and after-school programs. In order to be eligible for cash reimburseme...
Maryland Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promotes school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and social serv...
Massachusetts Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Michigan Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3 to 5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and s...
Minnesota Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3 to 5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and s...
Mississippi Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Missouri Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Montana Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Nebraska Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3 to 5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and s...
Nevada Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3 to 5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and s...
New Hampshire Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3 to 5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and s...
New Jersey Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3 to 5) and Early Head Start program (for infants, toddlers, and pregnant women) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and s...
New Mexico Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
New York Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
North Carolina Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
North Dakota Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3 to 5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and s...
Ohio Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and socia...
Oklahoma Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages three to five) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional...
Oregon Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and...
Parental Information and Resource Centers Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) help implement successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student academic achievement and that strengthen partnerships among parents, ...
Payments for Children of Women Vietnam Veterans Born with Certain Birth Defects Biological children of women veterans who served in Vietnam may be eligible for a monetary allowance and possibly vocational training. The allowance is paid at one of four disability levels based upon the child's degree of permanent disability....
Pennsylvania Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Rhode Island Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Social Services Block Grant The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) is a capped entitlement program that provides funds to assist states in delivering social services directed toward the needs of children and adults. These services include: 1) Preventing, reducing, or elimina...
South Carolina Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
South Dakota Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Special Education - National Activities - Parent Information Centers The Special Education Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers Program ensures that children with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities: Receive training and information on their rights and protections under the Individual...
Special Improvement Project The purpose of the Special Improvement Project grant is to provide funding for projects that further the national child support mission and goals. This mission aims to help children receive financial and medical support as well as improve program per...
Tax Benefits for Adoption The adoption credit and employer-provided adoption benefits can reduce your income tax by claiming your qualified adoption expenses on your federal income tax return....
Tennessee Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Texas Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages three to five) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional...
Transitional Living Program for Homeless Youth The Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides homeless youth with stable, safe living accommodations for up to 18 months. The TLP provides services to help young people develop skills necessary to move to independence and life as healthy, productive...
Utah Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages three to five) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional...
Vermont Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Virginia Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Washington Head Start and Early Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
West Virginia Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...
Wisconsin Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages three to five) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional...
Wyoming Head Start The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and soci...