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Head Start State Supplement Grants

Wisconsin Head Start State Supplement Grant: Overview

The Head Start State Supplement was created by the Wisconsin legislature in 1989 and first funded in 1991. The Head Start State Supplement is administered through the DPI. The grant supports quality improvement efforts and/or expands Head Start/Early Head Start enrollment to children who be on waiting lists to access the Federal Head Start program. The current state supplement provides $6.2 million to 39 Head Start grantees. Approximately 753 children are serviced through the current state supplement.

Who is Eligible to Apply: Authorized Wisconsin Head Start agencies.

Amount of Funds Available: Approximately $6,264,100

new 2020-2021 Grant Application: The 2020-2021 Application is live. Applications are due on August 10, 2020. **Note: The application must be DOWNLOADED before it is filled in. The fillable format will not work correctly directly from the link.

Supplement Program Schedule: Example 

Wisconsin Head Start State Supplement 2019-2020 Grant Flexibility—COVID-19: During the COVID-19 health emergency, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) focus is on keeping children, families, and professionals healthy and safe. It has been reviewing state grant requirements to determine if flexible fund use and modified grant processes can support this goal. This guidance document outlines approved flexibility and modified processes for reporting and submitting fiscal claims for the remaining three months of the grant (ending June 30, 2020).

For questions specific to the grant application please contact Sherry W. Kimball at or (608) 267-9625.