Awards and Scholarships Program

RIVHSA recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of individuals, programs, and organizations in Region IV with the presentation of awards and scholarships.  State affiliates select candidates to represent their state at the regional and national level.  In addition to the national awards and scholarships offered by NHSA, there are several region-specific categories sponsored by RIVHSA.  These categories are exclusively for our regional grantees.   Therefore, state nominees only compete at the regional level for these categories.  Each year, regional winners are honored at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with RIVHSA’s annual conference.   



From funding to reauthorization and legislation and regulations, advocacy and grantee performance are intrinsically linked so it is important for RIVHSA to conduct grantee outreach activities to directly support grantee success.  Recognizing this connection, RIVHSA implemented the Program Assistance Fund (PAF) in 2003 to promote grantee success by facilitating review readiness or post-review compliance.  Currently through PAF, member grantees may receive up to $1500 to offset the cost of training and technical assistance (T/TA) services related to their upcoming monitoring review.  Contact us today to apply at    

job fair 

The Job Fair is a voluntary service and does not list every available Head Start or Early Head Start employment opportunity. Contact individual programs in your area to learn about all available openings. Use the Head Start Program Locator to find programs and contact information in any geographic area.  To apply for a job or check the status of an application, you must contact that program directly.

Job Fair Listings


Head Start Locator
The Head Start Locator is a searchable directory that provides locations, addresses, and driving directions for Head Start programs, centers, and grantees. To find a Head Start or Early Head Start program near you, begin your search by entering the city and state information. You can increase the distance or select a specific type of Head Start center from the drop-down menus. Once you have entered your search criteria, select the "search" button.
Head Start Locator

Head Start Program Directory
This searchable directory displays the grantee program name and, when applicable, the delegate program name is listed below. Head Start and Early Head Start programs are identified, as are programs designed to serve unique populations such as American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start. You may search by name, state/territory, or both. Advanced Search provides additional search options.
Head Start Program Directory

other events: state, regional, national

Other Events: State, Regional, National


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)


DHHS/Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

DHHS/ACF/Office of Head Start

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)

National Head Start Association

Alabama Head Start Association

Florida Head Start Association
Georgia Head Start Association
Kentucky Head Start Association
Mississippi Head Start Association

North Carolina Head Start Association
South Carolina Head Start Association
Tennessee Head Start Association


Region IV Head Start Association Inc.