ICF has been awarded one new and four continued contracts to support Head Start programs across 18 states and Washington, D.C.
These contracts have a combined value of over $100 million and each has a period of five years, one with an 11-month base and four 12-month options.
Under these contracts, ICF will provide training and technical assistance to Head Start grantees to improve services and enable them to promote school readiness of children under 5 from low-income families.
ICF has supported Head Start programs for over 15 years, working across five U.S. regions to include 37 states and 175 tribes. The program helps vulnerable children and families “break the poverty cycle so they can become successful and thrive,” said Mark Lee, senior vice president of ICF and leader of the company’s public sector.
“The services and capacity our team builds with Head Start improve the lives of thousands of children and their families,” he added. “By creating equity for our nation’s most vulnerable, we’re truly fulfilling our shared purpose to build a more prosperous and resilient world for all.”