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Funding a Head Start Model that Will Change the Course of Children’s Lives

Strategies for a Winning Head Start Application   

On Demand

Duration: 60 minutes

In September, the Office of Head Start will release over $1 billion in Head Start funding competitions for communities in 38 states across the country. Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive services to support the children and families impacted by poverty, and these programs have a transformational, life-long impact on children and families. The success or failure of new Head Start program models depend largely on the applications for funding, which ultimately ensure there is a funding structure that meets the needs of the specific community. 

In this webinar, we received an overview of the Head Start funding opportunities from Jeffrey Capizzano, President of The Policy Equity Group. He provided participants concrete takeaways for developing a vision and strategy for writing a compelling Head Start application.

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About Jeffrey Capizzano

Jeffrey Capizzano is president and founder of The Policy Equity Group, LLC, a consultancy that empowers socially conscious for-profit and nonprofit organizations by providing advocacy, research, and communications support. Mr. Capizzano is a nationally known advocate and researcher with both private and public sector experience. Prior to founding his consultancy, he was a senior policy advisor at the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has also worked with a number of other nationally recognized organizations and administrations such as the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, Teaching Strategies, and the Urban Institute. Mr. Capizzano’s work has played a role in a number of policy debates and his research findings have been cited by numerous media outlets including The Washington Post and Christian Science Monitor, as well as reports published by the Brookings Institution, and the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee.

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