2014 Leadership Summit- Connecting Money & Mission

Click here to view/print the 2014 Leadership Summit Brochure (Revised 4/4/14)

Click here to view/print the Large Group Registration Form for this event

Click here to view/print the CEU Application Form

Click here to view/print Pre-Conference Seminars

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Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

165 Courtland Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30303


Group Name: Region IV Head Start Association

Meeting Name: 2014 Leadership Summit

Cut-off: June 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Single/Double $142

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Savings Card for conference attedees provided by the Atlanta CVB


10th Annual Swing Into Action Golf Tournament


About the Event

Entering its 10th year, our annual tournament is a wonderful opportunity to turn your passion for golf into action for Head Start while enjoying a golf outing that includes a breathtaking and challenging course, friendly competition, awards luncheon and much more! Register today!

Tournament proceeds benefit our Child Advocacy Fund (CAF). CAF supports advocacy activities to move forward public policy for Head Start.

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2015 Awards and Scholarships

NHSA offers 10 awards and scholarships which are also recognized by RIVHSA. Regional grantees interested in nominating applicants for one of the categories listed below must apply online directly with NHSA. Go to the following webpage to access the nomination system: awards.nhsa.orgGrantees have until May 31 to submit nominations online to be considered at the state, regional, and national level


1. Administrator of the Year Award

2. Teacher of the Year Award

3. Support Staff of the Year Award

4. Beating the Odds Award

5. Parent of the Year Award

6. Edward Zigler Innovation Award

7. Sargent Shriver Excellence in Community Service Award

8. Scholarship - Head Start Staff, Higher Education

9. Scholarship - Head Start Alumni, High School Senior

10. Scholarship - Head Start Parent, Post-Secondary Education


RIVHSA is also offering 7 additional categories just for our regional grantees. These categories are not observed at the national level so these nominees will only compete at the state and regional level. Regional grantees interested in nominating applicants for one of the special categories listed below should download RIVHSAs brochure for applications and guidelines. We encourage each grantee to submit a nominee for each category to their state association. State recipients will be forwarded to RIVHSA for consideration at the regional level. Grantees should contact your state association to learn more about its nomination process and filing deadline. State associations must submit their nominees to RIVHSA by October 15, 2014.


1. Staff of the Year Award

2. Achievement Award: Disabilities Services Coordinator

3. Oral Health Award

4. Humanitarian of the Year Award

5. Corporate Award

6. Father of the Year Award

7. Scholarship for the Hearing Impaired


Call for Workshop Proposals

Call for Workshop Proposals


Click here to download guidelines and application. as well as quality standards and best practices

IMPORTANT Grant Alerts

In partnership with the Region IV Office of Grants Management (RIV OGM), the Region IV Head Start Association issues informational communications to grantees from RIV OGM to keep the regional network abreast of best practices, initiatives, and emerging trends.  If there are any questions concerning the information provided, please contact the program or fiscal representative for your grant.

Click here to view important grantee alerts from the Office of Grants Management Region IV Administration for Children and Families forwarded by RIVHSA as part of our ongoing collaboration with Federal offices

Click here to view the Office of Grants Mangement Tips - COB Policy

Click here to view the Office of Grants Management Tips (September 11, 2013)

Click here to view CFED Annouces Head Start Integration Learning Cluster (August 29, 2013)

Click here to view October tips from the Office of Grants Management - Summary of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (H.R. 2775) and FY 2014 OHS Monitoring Protocol

Click here to view an Important Notice on PMS Accounts from the Office of Grants Management (November 1, 2013)

 Click here to view an Important Notice on Public Law 1405 (a) No. 101-510 (November 6, 2013)

Click here to view OGM Tip: Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars & The Effect of DOMA on FMLA (November 12, 2013)


Click the link below to view OGM Tips for Auditors: Award Term for Federal Financial Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)


Click here to view OGM Tip: Canceled Award Authorization due Canceled Appropriation



Click here to view OGM Tip: ACA ROIV Initial Letter to Stakeholders(November 20, 2013)

New Study Offers Insights into Strengths and Needs of Early Care and Education Workforce

The early care and education workforce is more highly educated and more stable than previously believed, according to a new study from HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The study was based on surveys completed by more than 10,000 early childhood care providers in 2012 and provides the first thorough picture of the early care and education workforce in two decades.  Understanding and improving the early care and education workforce is essential because these providers not only support working parents, but also help educate and care for children during the most rapid period of brain development from birth to five years old.  View/download study:  http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/number-and-characteristics-of-early-care-and-education-ece-teachers-and.



Cooking Matters at the Store mini-grants provide an opportunity to conduct educational food shopping tours for families.  This is especially important now with the stress that SNAP cuts will place on families.  As a further incentive, NHSA is raffling two prizes to the first 100 applicants.  The first prize is a child size shopping cart and the second prize is a set of 2 mini-shopping carts used for decoration.   

Cooking Matters Raffle Flyer

SNAP Flyer

Mini-Grant Opportunity: Cooking Matters at the Store (September 25, 2013)
OGM Tips (December 11, 2013)

Non-Federal Share Waiver

If Grantees are making a request for a Non Federal Share Waiver, please ensure that your Financial Operations Specialist knows the request is being submitted.

In Kind Claims: (Not Allowed for Home Base for Parent Claims)

Home Base use for Non Federal Share:  The home visit and socialization time can not be used because it is a vital part of the home base option, and without those two pieces, the option could not be carried out.  You cannot do a home visits without the parent unlike a classroom.  If the parent was not in the classroom volunteering, the classroom would still operate.

Health Care Law Webinars in English and Spanish

Click here to view/print the flyer on Health Care Law Webinars in English and Spanish

HHS announced new features on HealthCare.gov

Better Health Care Fact Sheet link: http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-Sheets/2013-Fact-Sheets-Items/2013-12-03.html

Individual Market Enrollment Scenario link: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/assister-tips-template.pdf

Agent Broker Tips for Completing an Enrollment link: http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Marketplaces/Downloads/agent-broker-consumer-tips-12-1-2013.pdf

Consumer Blog (below) or click link: https://www.healthcare.gov/blog/new-and-more-robust-healthcare-gov-tools-to-help-you-enroll/

Click here to view/print the Affordable Care Act Letter to Stakeholders (December 2, 2013)


2 CFR Chapter I, and Chapter II, Parts 200, 215, 220, 225, and 230

 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards


AGENCY: Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Entire Document can be downloaded at:


New Circulars:


OGM Tip (December 30, 2013) 

Click here to view OGM Tips

OMB-New Circular Cross Reference Guidance

Click on document links below to view

Audit Requirement Comparison Chart with Uniform Guidance Subpart F

Cost Principles Comparison Chart and Final Guidance

Crosswalk from Existing Guidance to Final Guidance

Crosswalk from Final Guidance to Existing Guidance

Definitions Comparison Chart-OMB Final Guidance

OGM Tips (January 15, 2014)

DUNS number If your agency has updated its DUNS number please remember to use current information on all SF424 submissions. IF you have not updated your DUNS number it is now an annual requirement.

Click the link below to view the 2013 Head Start Audit Supplement


Click the links below for OGM Tips on COFAR (February 18, 2014)

COFAR Training Administrative Requirements 1-27-14 Slides

 COFAR Training Cost Principles 1-27-14 Slides

 COFAR Training Audit Requirements 1-27-14 Slides

COFAR Training Administrative Requirements 1-27-14 Slides


COFAR Training Cost Principles 1-27-14 Slides   


COFAR Training Audit Requirements 1-27-14 Slides

Click below to view OGM Tips (February 26, 2014)

Click here to view HSES- Instructions-Application Instructions for Five Year Head Start Grants (March 31, 2014)

Click here to view the FY14 HS Funding Increase Instructions (April 10, 2014)



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