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Report · October 2003

Federal Formula Grants: Head Start

Tim Ransdell and Shervin Boloorian

This report examines the mechanics of the formulas that determine funding levels for California and other states for Head Start – a program designed primarily to prepare low-income children for elementary school but which also includes prenatal care and coverage for children through age 4. It also analyzes the state-by-state effects of formula-change scenarios.


Health & Safety Net