UMOS is funded as a direct grantee agency by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) through the Office of Head Start (OHS). UMOS Wisconsin operations are also funded as a delegate agency of the Teaching and Mentoring Communities (TMC), located in Texas. Both grantee and delegate programs provide Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) services to migrant children and their families. UMOS operates Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs in Wisconsin and Missouri, though the grantee funding.
Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.
Families are encouraged to apply.