National Head Start Association

Sequestration Fact Sheets

About the impact of Sequestration on Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start has been a national commitment to comprehensive services for poor children since 1965, but the deep cuts caused by sequestration are closing that window of opportunity. Head Start, Early Head Start and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start programs have had flexibility to implement the 5.27% cut - which amounts to nearly $405,000,000 nationally - but all programs were faced with very difficult decisions about cutting services to children, families, and communities.

Click a state or territory to download its Head Start and Early Head Start fact sheet.



National Summary (PDF)