Head Start and Early Head Start Income Eligibility Guidelines
2016-17 Federal Income Guideline
Acceptance to the Metropolitan Action Commission's Head Start and Early Head Start programs are based on income eligibility. Families desiring to enroll their children into the Head Start or Early Head Start Programs, must meet the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Below you will see the chart that is used to determine income eligibility.
- Family size 1: $11,880
- Family size 2: $16,020
- Family size 3: $20,160
- Family size 4: $24,300
- Family size 5: $28,440
- Family size 6: $32,580
- Family size 7: $36,730
- Family size 8: $40,890
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $5,200 for each additional person.
Eligibility for Children with diagnosed disabilities
If your child has a diagnosed disability and has an Individual Education Plan-IEP that affects their learning ability, your child may qualify for enrollment in Head Start regardless of household income.