Ohio’s Third Congressional District Receives $16 Million+ in New Federal Funding
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently awarded more than $12 million for Head Start and Early Head Start programs and nearly $4 million to improve drug prevention efforts in Franklin County. In response, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:
“As a strong supporter of comprehensive early childhood education, I continue to work tirelessly to make sure every child—no matter where they live—can obtain a high-quality education that prepares them for success in and outside the classroom. At the same time, I am committed to expanding access to services for individuals struggling with substance abuse issues because we must do more to address the opioid epidemic. These grants help on both fronts, and that is why I will continue to advocate in Congress for greater funding for federal programs and policies that support Central Ohio families.”
Specifically, HHS awarded:
- $12.4 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 provide education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.
- $3.9 million to the Franklin Country Board of Commissioners’ Overdose Data in Action Program. The HHS three-year cooperative agreement supports state, county, and city health departments in obtaining high-quality, more comprehensive data to enhance drug prevention and response efforts.
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