U.S. Senators Announce Funding For Illinois Head Start Programs
More than $9 million dollars in federal funding has been announced to help Head Start programs in central Illinois.
U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin announced the funding on Thursday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Three providers will receive over six million dollars for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Champaign County, the Embarras River Basin region and other parts of central Illinois stretching from Piatt to Fulton Counties.
Meanwhile, the Illinois Department of Human Services will receive over $3 million dollars for Head Start programs serving children of migrant and seasonal workers.
The two Illinois Democrats say the funding will give disadvantaged children in Central Illinois the tools they need to succeed in school and in life—and also provide support that parents need.