July 18, 2017

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Over $15 Million for Head Start Programs


[CHICAGO, IL] - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families has awarded a total of $15,138,247.00 to support Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership programs in Chicago.

"This funding will help ensure that children in Chicago have access to quality public education and the tools they need to succeed at the earliest stages of development," said Duckworth. "I will continue to advocate for programs like Head Start so that every child has a chance to reach their full potential."

"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,"
said Durbin. "Today's funding will help children throughout Chicago have the strong educational foundation they need to succeed from elementary school to college and beyond."

The City of Chicago will receive $15,138,247.00 in funding for the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership.