Practice Overview

Head Start

The federal government provides Head Start funding to grantees, through State agencies, to operate comprehensive education and nutrition programs and other services to low-income children and their families.  Head Start grantees serve over one million children and families every year throughout all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Outlying Areas.  The issue of early education has become an increasingly prominent one in recent years, with many lawmakers and advocates pushing to emphasize the educational nature of such programs through increased training, salary, and other requirements.

Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC assists and advises clients who operate and administer Head Start funds in such areas as:

  • Anticipating future funding and policy trends;
  • Reviewing and applying policy and fiscal guidance from various federal agencies;
  • Proper allocation and management of Head Start grant funds;
  • Federal reporting requirements; and
  • Compliance with other generally applicable laws and regulations.

Firm attorneys are also available to present on various aspects of federal early education policy and fiscal requirements, and to represent States and grantees in enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.