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Before You Begin

Eligibility Table for Non-Traditional Education

Updated September 2015

The following provides information on the eligibility of Head Start, pre-kindergarten, juvenile justice, adult education, and special education students and facilities for Schools and Libraries Program support, as determined by state law.

For All States:

  • Head Start services for children less than three years old are not eligible for discounts and must be cost allocated, unless otherwise noted.
  • Home-based Head Start programs are not eligible.
  • Per the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), special education students who are 3-21 years of age are eligible in all states.

AK AL AR AS AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA GU HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MP
MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY

Alabama

Head Start No, because pre-k is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Alaska

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Conditional: Dedicated elementary and secondary classrooms within juvenile justice facilities are eligible for funding
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

American Samoa

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Arizona

Head Start No
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Conditional: Classrooms in juvenile detention facilities and county jails are eligible when elementary and/or secondary education is provided to juvenile justice students. Classrooms that hold county jail educational programs for eligible juvenile justice students are eligible for funding.
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Arkansas

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Conditional: A facility that is a school within the Arkansas Dept. of Correction School District is eligible; a facility that is not part of that school district but that does provide elementary or secondary education is eligible. Facilities established by the Division of Youth Services that provide elementary and secondary education to the students housed at these facilities. All others are ineligible.
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

California

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or stand-alone facility recognized by California
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Yes

Colorado

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by Colorado
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Connecticut

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by Connecticut
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Conditional: Only juvenile justice facilities in the state of Connecticut - Unified School District 1 are eligible. All others are ineligible.
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

Delaware

Head Start Not yet confirmed
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

District of Columbia

Head Start Not yet confirmed
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities No
Students No
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

Florida

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by Florida
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Georgia

Head Start No
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Guam

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities No
Students No
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Hawaii

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by Hawaii
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Idaho

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Illinois

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Indiana

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

Iowa

Head Start No
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Kansas

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district and services for children less than 4 years old are not eligible for discounts and must be cost allocated
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Kentucky

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

Louisiana

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Conditional: Facilities within a Louisiana school district, educational service agency, special school district, local educational agency are eligible; otherwise separate Pre-K facilities are not eligible.
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Maine

Head Start No
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

Maryland

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by Maryland
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes for GED
Students Yes for GED
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Massachusetts

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Michigan

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes. Special education separate facilities are eligible when occupied by six or more students and operate at least four or more hours per day or more than 12 hours per week.
Special Education Students over 21 Conditional: Special education adult education students are eligible for funding when the students are no more than 25 years of age. Special education separate facilities are eligible when occupied by six or more students and operate at least four or more hours per day or more than 12 hours per week.

Minnesota

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by Minnesota
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Mississippi

Head Start No
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Missouri

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities No
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Montana

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities No
Students No
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Nebraska

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Nevada

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities No
Students No
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

New Hampshire

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

New Jersey

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by New Jersey
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

New Mexico

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Conditional: Not eligible except insofar as juvenile justice students are educated at Local Education Agencies (LEAs) or "state institutions" as defined in New Mexico Statutes (see Educational Service Agencies eligibility table for a list of "state institutions").
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

New York

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by New York
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Conditional: General adult education facilities are eligible for support. Adult citizenship schools, adult recreation and leisure time schools are not eligible for support because they do not provide secondary or elementary education as defined by New York law.
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

North Carolina

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by North Carolina
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Yes

North Dakota

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Northern Mariana Islands

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities No
Students No
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

Ohio

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

Oklahoma

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by Oklahoma
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Oregon

Head Start No
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Pennsylvania

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school entity, which includes a school district, intermediate unit, area vocational technical school or charter school
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Conditional: Only insofar as standard evening high school is provided
Students
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Puerto Rico

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

Rhode Island

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by Rhode Island
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

South Carolina

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

South Dakota

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

Tennessee

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

Texas

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

U.S. Virgin Islands

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Not yet confirmed

Utah

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by Utah
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Yes

Vermont

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by the state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Virginia

Head Start No
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Conditional: Adult education facilities are eligible for education through grade 12.
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Washington

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by Washington
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Yes

West Virginia

Head Start Yes, if part of a public school district or a stand-alone facility recognized by the state or under collaborative contract with the Board of Education
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 Yes

Wisconsin

Head Start Yes, only for children at least 4 years old, or children at least 3 years old with disabilities
Pre-kindergarten Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Yes
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No

Wyoming

Head Start No, because Pre-K is not eligible in this state
Pre-kindergarten Facilities No
Students No
Adult Education Facilities No
Students No
Juvenile Justice Facilities Conditional: Facilities are eligible for funding for educational services provided through grade 12: Wyoming Boys' School at Worland, Wyoming, and Wyoming Girls' School at Sheridan, Wyoming.
Students Yes
Special Education Students Ages 3-21 Yes
Special Education Students over 21 No