Preference for Healthy Start Grantees
The Conference Report (H.R. Rep. No. 110-107) accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2008 (Pub. L. 110-161), Division G Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008, indicates concurrence with the Senate report language regarding the recompetition of Healthy Start programs. Following the Senate Committee's recommendation, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will give funding preference during the FY 2008 competition to current Healthy Start grantees. Senate Report 110-107 urges ``HRSA to give preference to current and former grantees with expiring or recently expired project periods.''