Illinois Head Start/Early Start programs to receive millions

ILLINOIS – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families is giving more than $20 million to help support Head Start and Early Start programs in Illinois.

The $20,356,447 in funding was announced by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) Monday afternoon. Senator Durbin says, “This funding will help level the playing field for thousands of families in more than 25 counties across Illinois by promoting healthy development and school readiness for kindergarten and elementary school children.”

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