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LIIF Submits Comment Letter on Head Start

LIIF submitted a comment letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in response to a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) aimed at strengthening the Head Start program.  

The proposed changes add new requirements to the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) to support and stabilize the Head Start workforce, including requirements for wages and benefits, breaks for staff, and enhanced supports for staff health and wellness. ACF is also proposing to enhance several existing requirements and add new requirements to promote consistent quality of services across Head Start programs.

Read the comment letter.

Housing and child care are inextricably linked. Families need affordable housing and reliable child care to give their children a healthy start, but costs of both consume monthly budgets and often force families with young children to settle for substandard living or care arrangements.

LIIF comment letter