Are you considering applying for one of the Head Start grants that are part of the third round of recompetition in the Designation Renewal System (DRS)? If so, please join me and my colleague, Betsy Murry, on October 14th from 2 – 3 p.m. (ET) for a webinar on Head Start Designation Renewal and the CLASS tool.
During this webinar, we will:
We will also have tips to share from Heartland Solutions, one of many highly experienced grant writers specializing in writing grant proposals for Head Start and other early care and education programs.
While CLASS scores are one of seven possible reasons an agency may be subject to an open competition for its next round of funding, we invite all Head Start applicants to attend this webinar. Please contact me if you would like more information on how to include the CLASS system in your grant application or to discuss possible implementation options to increase the quality of your professional development. See you (virtually) October 14th!
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