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How do I apply for Head Start?

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You can apply online:

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Or you can download the application:

Please complete the application and bring it to the Hillsborough County Public School Head Start site of your choice along with the documents below:

Bring the following items to complete your applications:

  1. Copy of Child’s Birth Certificate
  2. Earned Income
    • 1040 Tax Return or 1099 Form
  3. Other Income (Last 12 months printout)
    • Cash Assistance (TANF/AFDC)
    • Child Support Verification
    • Veteran’s Benefits
    • Financial Aid Award Letter
    • Unemployment Compensation/Worker’s Compensation
    • Social Security Administration (SSI, SSB, or SSD award letter)
  4. Proof of Residence (one of the following):
    • Florida Driver’s License/ID with current address
    • Utility Bill or Pay Stab within the last 60 days
    • Rental Agreement
    • Military Order
  5. Other Documents
    • Proof of Legal Custody/Guardianship
    • Food Stamps/Medicaid Eligibility Letter (Optional)
  6. Health Documents Needed for Enrollment:
    • Current Physical with Hemoglobin & Lead Results
    • Current Immunization Record (Shot Record)
    • Current Dental Exam
    • Medicaid Card/Letter must be provided after your application has been determined eligible and approved for enrollment.

If you have questions please read our Frequently Asked Questions, or please contact us at (813) 740-7870, extension 379.

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