Head Start Compliance Lawyer



Helping Your Program Comply with Laws and Regulations

Head Start agencies must comply with myriad laws and regulations, including the Head Start Act, Program Performance Standards, Uniform Guidance and state and local licensing laws to name just a few.  Grants Counsel can help your program ensure that it is complying with all required grant terms.

Grants Counsel can:

  • Interpret federal law and regulations.  Have a question about what the law requires?  Perhaps you are unclear about the division of authority between the governing board and Policy Council, or maybe you are concerned about whether your child care partner is a contractor or a delegate agency.  Whatever your question, reach out to Grants Counsel for advice on how to handle everyday grants issues in accordance with the law.
  • Review agreements to make sure they follow the rules.  All Head Start agencies enter into agreements to help them fulfill grant obligations.  Federal law requires that such agreements contain certain provisions.  Grants Counsel can help you determine what provisions must be included and advise you on how to incorporate them in your agreements.
  • Manage and respond to incidents.  Even in the best-run programs, incidents and crises happen.  Grants Counsel can help your team weather the challenges and minimize risk, including assisting you to determine whether and how to report issues to the Office of Head Start.
  • Help you with custom projects.  Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Contact us to see if we can help!  We love hearing from Head Start programs.  If we don’t think Grants Counsel is the perfect fit for your issue, we’ll do our best to help find someone who can assist you.

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