More than $ 30 million in federal grants have been awarded to Genesee and Saginaw counties to help fund educational opportunities for children in Head Start.
The announcement of the grants, granted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The announcement was made on Friday, 5th July by the Representative of United States, Dan Kildee, D-Flint.
Grants include $ 11,292,746 for the Genesee Intermediate School District, $ 9,505,713 for Genesee County and $ 9,347,618 for the Saginaw Intermediate School District.
In a press release sent on Friday, Kildee expressed gratitude for the teachers in the school districts that received grants and pride in the districts for earning the funds.
Kildee said that Head Start is an early education program which will change the lives of children and will give them and their family a bright future ahead.He also said that this program is one the best and most important investment to make sure that children will succeed in their future.
Head Start is the program which helps the children to gain education even if they are from low-income families. It promotes school readiness for children through education, health, social services and others. Programs include children’s learning services in reading, math and science, nutritious meals, health and developmental assessments, oral and mental health support, behavioural and special needs services, and family services.