Even Start-Home Visiting (Birth to Age 5) Implementation Support

Even Start (also known as the Even Start Family Literacy Program and the William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy Program) was first authorized in 1988 in Title I, Part B, Subpart 3 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The initiative was reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Even Start was administered by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education within the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education made formula grants to State Education Agencies (SEAs) to support local Even Start projects that integrated early childhood education, adult literacy, parenting education, and interactive parent and child literacy activities. Even Start has not received federal funding since Fiscal Year 2010, so it is no longer implemented, except to the extent that states, tribal, and migrant grantees have continued Even Start practices with their own funds.