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Head Start Income Guidelines 2016-2017

Persons in Family

100% Poverty Guideline

130% Poverty Guideline

2

16, 020

20,826

3

20,160

26,208

4

24,300

31,590

5

28,440

36,972

6

32,580

42,354

7

36,730

47,749

8

40,890

53,157

Each additional person

4,160

5,408

Early Head Start serves pregnant Moms and children up to age 3

Head Start serves children ages 3 or 4 years of age by September 1 of the school year who are income eligible or who have special needs.

To find out if your family is eligible for Head Start,
please call us at 218-512-1515 or toll free at 1-800-452-3646

*Family income up to 100% FPG are income eligible. Family income over 100% of FPG may be considered for enrollment after income eligible children are enrolled.

Verifying a family’s income
To verify a family’s income eligibility for Head Start, we will need to see and copy one of the following:

  • Individual Income Tax Form 1040 or W-2 from most recent tax return
  • Pay stubs from the previous 12 months
  • Payroll history statement from their employer for the past 12 months
  • Documentation showing MFIP Cash Assistance (Benefit letter, etc.) or SSI assistance
     

Automatic Qualifiers
If a family is over 100% of the Federal Poverty Guideline, they may still qualify if any of the following pertain to their family:

  • Any family receiving assistance through the MFIP program. MFIP assistance includes Cash assistance or DWP/Employment & Training Services.
  • Any family receiving SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
  • Any child in Foster care is automatically qualified
  • Any family that is Homeless is automatically qualified (Defined as anyone who: Lacks a regular, fixed and adequate nighttime residence, lives in sub standard housing, is sharing housing due to economic struggles (doubled-up, please bring income if you have it), is living in a shelter, hotel, car, park, or is a child awaiting foster care placement.
     

Family - The term “family” means all persons living in the same household who are:
(a) Supported by the income of the parent(s) or guardians(s) of the child enrolling in a Head Start program, and (b) Related to the parent(s) or guardian(s) by blood, marriage, or adoption.

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TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ENROLLING IN HEAD START, E-MAIL OR CALL:

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Lakes & Prairies Head Start
715 11th Street, North - Suite 104, Moorhead, MN  56560
218-512-1530 or 1-800-452-3646
Fax 888-920-6193

Head Start is a program of Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc.,
a 501c3 nonprofit corporation

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