45 CFR 1309.5 - Eligibility—Major Renovations.
Before submitting an application under § 1309.10, the grantee must establish that:
(a) The Head Start program serves an Indian Tribe, or is located in a rural or other low-income community; and
(b) There is a lack of suitable facilities (including public school facilities) in the grantee's service area which will inhibit or prevent the operation of the program, as demonstrated by a statement that neither the grantee's current facility nor any facility available for lease or purchase in the service area is suitable or could be made suitable without major renovation. This statement must explain the factors considered, how it was determined that there is a lack of suitable facilities and be supported, whenever possible, by written statement from a licensed real estate professional in the grantee's service area.