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Eligibility

Eligibility for Spokane Head Start/ECEAP/Early Head Start

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Age

Early Head Start
Pregnant moms
Infants and toddlers - birth to 3 years old

ECEAP and Head Start
Preschool age - 3 to 4 years old by August 31

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Income

We serve children from families with low income, according to the Poverty Guidelines published by the federal government. 

ECEAP accepts families at or below 110% of the federal poverty level, while Head Start and Early Head Start accept families at or below 130% of the federal poverty level. Priority is given to families 100% and below. 

 
Head Start / EHS / ECEAP Income Guidelines 2018-19
Family Size
Head Start / EHS Eligible 100% Poverty Level
Head Start / EHS 130% Poverty Level
ECEAP Eligible 110% Poverty Level
1
$12,140
$15,782
$13,354
2
$16,460
$21,398
$18,106
3
$20,780
$27,014
$22,858
4
$25,100
$32,630
$27,610
5
$29,420
$38,246
$32,362
6
$33,740
$43,862
$37,114
7
$38,060
$49,478
$41,866
8
$42,380
$55,094
$46,618
For each additional person add
$4,320
$5,616
$4,752
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Other Circumstances

Children with disabilities, in foster care, homeless, and children from families receiving public assistance (TANF or SSI) are categorically eligible.

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What Else Should I Know?

These are only a few of the factors that determine eligibility. For more information, contact the location nearest you.