What is Dollar per Child?
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Dollar per Child (DpC) is NHSA's annual fundraising campaign to support our advocacy efforts on behalf of Head Start’s one million children and families, 275,000 staff, and their communities. NHSA’s advocacy efforts raise awareness of the essential role Head Start plays in every community across the country and secure funds to ensure the program can reach more eligible children and families with its high-quality, comprehensive services.
Voluntary contributions through the Dollar per Child campaign are the primary, critical source of funding for NHSA's advocacy efforts—and these efforts pay off. Through effective, strategic advocacy, Head Start has seen an increase in funding every year for a decade. Most recently, we secured dedicated quality improvement funds to address the effects of adverse childhood experiences and trauma, in addition to two billion dollars in COVID-19 relief funds.
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How are the funds used?
NHSA serves as the untiring voice that will not be quiet until every vulnerable child is served with the Head Start model of support for the whole child, the whole family, and the community. We use funds in three areas, detailed below. Other questions? Visit our FAQ page.