In-Kind Information


What is In-Kind?

 Head Starts federal funding source requires that we generate 20% of our general operating budget from locally donated time, services or supplies. These donations are called “In-Kind”. As a program, we must meet our in-kind requirement, which amounts to approximately $2,094,015 per year! It’s essential that Head Start parents and community members participate as full partners in the operation of the program. If the grantee agency fails to obtain and document the required 20% of In-kind, a disallowance of federal funds may be taken.

An example of how we are funded with in-kind:

Federal share:                                   $800,000

Non-federal share (in-kind):               $200,000

Total grant award:                           $1,000,000 


What can you do to help with In-kind?


Bus Monitor helper

Classroom helper

Kitchen helper

Parents working on child goals                    

Policy Council members meetings

Participate on Center Committees


Building maintenance helper

Cleaning inside or outside at centers

Painting classrooms at centers


Please talk with your Home Visitor, Classroom staff or Center Supervisor if you are unsure how to report or record in-kind hours or if you need help identifying opportunities for you to participate in ways that meet your time, schedule and interest.