From the Head Start | ECLKC website:
Community Assessment Matrix – The community assessment describes the context in which Head Start and Early Head Start programs operate and is useful for ensuring that the correct services are provided to the appropriate population.
Five Steps to Community Assessment: A Workbook for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs Serving Hispanic and Other Emerging Populations.
Determining community strengths, needs, and resources – A program must propose a service area in the grant application and define the area by county or sub-county area, such as a municipality, town or census tract or jurisdiction of a federally recognized Indian reservation.
Build on a Responsive Community Assessment – Tools and Resources.
Community and Self-Assessment – Community and self-assessment systems highlight the two starting points for the program planning process.