Head Start and Early Head Start are income-based programs.  The income guidelines below are used to determine eligibility for Head Start and Early Head Start services.

2017 Poverty Guidelines for the Contiguous 48 States and the District of Columbia

Persons in Family/HouseholdPoverty Guideline
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,180 for each additional person.
1$12,060
2$16,240
3$20,420
4$24,600
5$28,780
6$32,960
7$37,140
8$41,320