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Program Description:

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 serves over 750,000 children and their families each year.

In Georgia, Head Start programs serve nearly 20,000 3, 4 and 5-year-old children in 33 different programs covering 157 of Georgia's 159 counties. The program in Georgia is designed to address developmental goals for children, employment and self-sufficiency goals for adults, and support for parents in their work and in their roles as parents.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Georgia, you must be a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child who is too young for public school and your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $10,830 if one person lives in the household; $14,570 if two people live in the household; $18,310 if three people live in the household; $22,050 if four people live in the household; $25,790 if five people live in the household; $29,530 if six people live in the household; $33,270 if seven people live in the household; $37,010 if eight people live in the household; and $40,750 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $3,740 for each additional person in the home.

If you do not meet these criteria, you may still qualify if you are a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident whose financial status is low income or very low income, who is under-employed, unemployed or about to become unemployed, facing pregnancy, less than 19 years of age yourself, or the parent or primary caregiver for children under the age of 19 years. Other qualifications may apply.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

To find a Georgia Head Start program office near you, including Early Head Start and Migrant Head Start, visit:


Program Contact Information:

For more information on the Georgia Head Start Program, please visit our website at:


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