June 07, 2023

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $13 Million for Head Start Programs in Illinois


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced a total of $13,306,253 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to support Head Start services for children under the age of five in receiving wrap-around support in early learning and development.

 “Head Start programs are crucial for kids throughout Illinois to have the tools they need to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Duckworth. “This federal support for these programs won’t just support these children now but helps set them up for a prosperous future as well. I’m proud to continue supporting this program with Senator Durbin to help children reach their full potential.”

“This significant federal investment lays the groundwork for a lifetime of achievement for our children, bolstering their early learning, health, and overall well-being,” said Durbin. “Senator Duckworth and I will continue supporting these vital programs, ensuring every child can reach their full potential.”

 Recipients of HHS grants include:

  • Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois: $1,174,317
  • Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois: $3,681,689
  • Metropolitan Family Services: $5,919,257
  • Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois: $2,530,990