Healthy Start Program
The Conference Report (H.R. Rep. No. 109-337) accompanying the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006, indicates concurrence with the Senate report language regarding the recompetition of Healthy Start programs. Following the Senate Committee's recommendation in Senate Report 109-103, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will give preference during the FY 2006 competition ``to current and former grantees with expiring or recently expired project periods. This should include grantees whose grant applications were approved but not funded during fiscal year 2005.''