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We don't provide school-day transportation. If you need assistance with bus services, please contact Tehama Rural Area Express (TRAX) at their website: www.taketrax.com/
NCCDI serves children 0-5 in a variety of programs. Click below to determine if your family is eligible for Head Start or Early Head Start.
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One of the categorically eligible groups for Head Start and Early Head Start include families whom fit the definition of homeless according to the McKinney-Vento Act. This includes families whom are living with another family in a dwelling intended for single-family occupancy (doubled up with friends or family for economic reasons), individuals who are "couch-surfing" (staying one or two nights at a time at various friends or families' homes), families sleeping in areas not intended as dwellings (in cars, garages, parks, etc.), and families living in "Substandard Dwellings." This is the official definition of Substandard:
§ 5.425 Federal preference: Substandard housing.
(a) When unit is substandard. (See §5.415(a)(2) and (c)(2)(ii) for applicability of this section to the Section 8 Certificate/Voucher, Project-Based Certificate, Moderate Rehabilitation programs and the public housing program.)
A unit is substandard if it:
(1) Is dilapidated;
(2) Does not have operable indoor plumbing;
(3) Does not have a usable flush toilet inside the unit for the exclusive use of a family;
(4) Does not have a usable bathtub or shower inside the unit for the exclusive use of a family;
(5) Does not have electricity, or has inadequate or unsafe electrical service;
(6) Does not have a safe or adequate source of heat;
(7) Should, but does not, have a kitchen; or
(8) Has been declared unfit for habitation by an agency or unit of government.
(b) Other definitions—(1) Dilapidated unit. A housing unit is dilapidated if:
(i) The unit does not provide safe and adequate shelter, and in its present condition endangers the health, safety, or well-being of a family; or
(ii) The unit has one or more critical defects, or a combination of intermediate defects in sufficient number or extent to require considerable repair or rebuilding. The defects may involve original construction, or they may result from continued neglect or lack of repair or from serious damage to the structure.
Please, if your living situation fits any of the above and you would like your child to be in Head Start or Early Head Start, contact us today!
Thank you for your interest in NCCDI Tehama County Head Start and/or Early Head Start services. You can complete the form on the left side of this page to request an application be sent to your mailing address, or download and complete the application form below. You may turn in your completed form at any of our centers or our Central Office located in Red Bluff. A staff member will then contact you to schedule a follow up interview to finish the application process. Please be patient as this can take up to two weeks.
The following documents are required to complete your application. If you do not turn them in with your application, you will need to turn them in at your follow up appointment.
If you are receiving any of the following: Passport to Services (Cash Aid), Foster Letter, SSI Letter, and/or Unemployment Benefit Letter.
If you are working, we will need the following for each employed parent:
To Download a paper application, select below: