Beatty Announces New $12.9+ Million Head Start Grant
COLUMBUS, OH—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently awarded more than $12 million for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Franklin County, Ohio. In response, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:
“As a strong supporter of comprehensive early childhood education, I am working tirelessly to guarantee that every child—no matter where they live—can obtain a high-quality education that prepares them for success in and outside the classroom. As the Representative of Ohio’s Third Congressional District, I promise to continue advocating for increased funding for Head Start so that even more Central Ohio children can obtain the education they need and deserve.”
Specifically, HHS awarded:
- $12.98 million for the Child Development Council of Franklin County to fund Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families by supporting the development of the whole child.
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