2In-Kind Contribution What Is In-Kind? Volunteer Services: In-kind is donated time, services, goods or materials. The Federal Government provides 80% of our money to operate Head Start. However the government expects parents and community volunteers to contribute the remaining 20% in what we call IN-KIND time instead of money.Volunteer Services:Volunteer services furnished by current Head Start parents, former Head Start parents, professional and/or technical personnel, consultants, foster grandparents or other community members.Staff may volunteer time to the program if it is not in the scope of their regular position’s job requirements.Time (volunteering at the site, socializations, transporting to medical appointments.)
3What is In-Kind? - Continued SpaceUse parent home or area (homeless shelter)Use of space or building for which we do not pay or pay a reduced feeMaterial goods and suppliesAny donation which will be used by the program (classroom supplies, kitchen supplies, janitorial supplies, toys for classroom, diapers, clothing for classroom use etc.)Other (any contribution that does not apply to the other three categories – cash, equipment, etc.)
4Why do we report In-Kind? Grant requirement:In Kind must equal 20% of the grant money received from the Federal government.The amount of in-kind that each site is required to generate is based on the number of children enrolled.If each family contributes 19 hours per month in the 3 – 5 program and 15 hours per month in prenatal – 3 program, the In-Kind requirement will be met.If the In-Kind requirement is not met by the program, it could result in a reduction of program funding.
5Who Needs to Report In-kind? It is the responsibility of all staff to generate in-kind including volunteer services to WICAP Head Start.All in-kind contributions must be documented.In-kind reports are due in the Administration office by the 5th of the month. (For example, January’s in-kind is due Feb 5th)
6What are some things that parents or community volunteers can do?
7Kitchen Aide/Food Service Assist in the KitchenPicking up SuppliesParents could create a Cookbook with Nutritious Meals/Snacks to Distribute to Head Start Families.Donate Supplies.
8Classroom Volunteer Classroom Curriculum Planning Committee Helping Families Support Learning At HomeReading Is FundamentalClassroom PreparationMaterials (Activities families can do at home using simple everyday materials.)Making NametagsRepairing Broken Toys or BooksDonate Supplies
9Facilities/Custodial Aide Cleaning: Vacuuming, Dusting, Washing Windows, etc.Planting, RakingPaintingYard Clean UpMaintenance & ConstructionRepair, Upkeep of the Head Start sites.
10Field TripsPreparationPlanningParticipation: Field Trip Aide
11Home Visits Any Visit Conducted with a Head Start Parent/Guardian. When conducted in their home, count both the time and use of the home.If conducted out of their home (i.e. park, Head Start site) count only the time.
12Activities Based on Goals Child GoalsThe time spent by parents/guardians working on activities to achieve established child goals.Parent/Child Education GoalFamily goalsThe time spent by parents/guardians working on activities to achieve established family goal(s)Home Ownership GoalMedical Goal- Sign Up for MedicaidCareer Goal
13Professional Services Donation of timeDiscount Rate - Difference between the Actual Fee and the Fee Charged to Head StartMental Health ProfessionalMedical ProvidersPresenters/Trainers/SpeakersArchitects/ContractorsLegal Services, etc.
14Parent InvolvementRecruitment Time Spent by Head Start Parents and Community MembersUse of HomeUse of Space for Socialization, Parent Meetings, Group Activities, etc., not held at Head Start site.Donated Materials: School/Office Supplies, Books, Clothing Used in the Classroom for Dramatic Play and/or to keep in the classroom when a change of clothing is needed.
15Parent Involvement Cont. Material PreparationOffice Work: Answer the Telephone, Receptionist, Greeter at sites.Time at the Parent/Teacher ConferenceMeeting Preparation: Calling Parents/Guardians and attending meetings, activities and/or Policy Council
16Parent Involvement Cont. Parent leadership: Policy Council and/or Parent Committee. Male Involvement, Health Services, Curriculum, Advisory and/or Planning Committees, etc.Transportation:Bus AideTo and From Medical Provider Appointments.
17Unallowable Matches Are contributions that DO NOT provide a service to the Head Start program such as:The time that parents spend in special programs (GED, college, job training, etc.)The time spent enrolling one’s own child.The time parents spend on fund raising activities.Clothing furnished to children and families for personal use.Transporting your child to and from a Head Start site.
22In-Kind Reporting Forms HS-520Regular Volunteer Time Sheet – For volunteers who volunteer 12 hours per week every week.HS-534Volunteer Sign-In RecordHS-535Family/Child Goal In-Kind RecordHS-536In-Kind Use of Home/Home Visit DocumentationHS-561Family Goal In-Kind RecordW-15(a)Statement of Contribution – Head Start
23In-Kind Reporting Forms Documentation of In-KindAll information must be completed legibly. If it can not be read, it can not be counted.
24WICAP Head Start Documentation of In-Kind (Cont.) HS 520Regular Volunteer Time SheetThis form is to be used for regular volunteers ONLY. A regular volunteer is defined as any person volunteering 12 or more hours every week.This form must be signed by the volunteer and the original submitted to the Administration office by the 5th of every month.
25Documentation of In-Kind - Continued WICAP Head StartDocumentation of In-Kind - ContinuedHS Volunteer Sign-In Record is used forVolunteers documenting their time at the centerClassroomKitchen AideMaintenanceFoster GrandparentParent Teacher ConferencesReceptionistPreparing classroom materialsPreparing materials for parent activities
26Documentation of In-Kind - Continued WICAP Head StartDocumentation of In-Kind - ContinuedHS-535 – Family/Child Goal In-Kind Record is used for:Recording the dates and time spent working on pre-defined goals at home.This form must be signed by the parent/guardian and the original submitted to the Administration office by the 5th of each month.The goal sheet must be completed weekly.COPIES OF PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURES ARE NOT ALLOWED
27Documentation of In-Kind - Continued WICAP Head StartDocumentation of In-Kind - ContinuedHS In-Kind Use of Home/Home Visit Documentation is used for documenting Home VisitsIf both parents attended, put both names on the form, preferably on the same line and do not enter on any other forms.Put the length of the home visit.Example: If both parents attended, and the home visit lasted 1 hour, the total length of the visit is 1 hour.Fill in the Use of Home column if the home visit was done at the parent’s homeThe Use of Home value is currently $1.50NOTE: If the Use of Home column is left empty, you will not receive credit for it.
28Documentation of In-Kind - Continued WICAP Head StartDocumentation of In-Kind - ContinuedHS-561 Family Goal Sheet (Center Base)Use one sheet per goalGoal sheet must be signed by the parent/guardian and the original submitted to the Administration office by the 5th of each month.
29Documentation of In-Kind - Continued WICAP Head StartDocumentation of In-Kind - ContinuedW-15(a) - Statement of ContributionUsed for donations when:the donor wants a receiptthe donor plans to claim a tax deduction.We keep the original, give a copy to the donorThis form must be signed by the donorThe donation must be specific
37Frequently Asked Questions Can In-Kind from a previous month, which did not get included in the current report, be reported?Yes!Help – Reporting RequirementsCompleting In-kind forms and reports must be legible, names, etc., if it can not be read, it can not be counted.Are family/child goals clearly stated?Are family/child activities clearly stated and do they support the goal(s)?