Duckworth, Durbin Announce Nearly $3 Million for Chicagoland Head Start Programs
[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $2,953,750 in federal funding today to help children from low-income families in Northwest Illinois access Head Start and Early Head Start programs through Evanston/Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65. This funding comes through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) that allocates funding, technical assistance, strategic partnerships and more in order to help promote the social and economic well-being of children and families.
“I’m proud to support programs like Head Start that give children in the Chicagoland area a fairer shot at reaching their full potential,” Duckworth said. “When we invest in childhood education and parental support services, we help provide children with the tools they need to succeed both in and outside of the classroom.”
“This federal funding helps ensure that children in the Chicagoland area have the strong educational foundation they need to succeed from elementary school to college and beyond,” Durbin said. “The Head Start and Early Head Start programs are sources of countless success stories in Illinois and remain crucial for healthy development and school readiness.”
The Evanston/Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65 currently serves children from birth to age 5 and their families in Evanston and parts of Skokie. The programs focus on education, nutrition, socio-emotional development and physical and mental health.
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