O’Halleran Announces Over $11 Million in Grants to Support Tribal Head Start Programs in AZ-01

September 11, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services had awarded over $11 million in grant funding to support Navajo Nation and San Carlos Apache Tribe Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

“Over 20,000 children and families receive critical education, health, and nutrition services from Head Start Programs across Arizona,” said O’Halleran. “As we all adapt to new circumstances, we must ensure that Head Start and Early Head Start programs—especially in tribal communities—have the funding they need to continue serving families and setting kids up for success during COVID-19.”

$10,731,165 in grant funding was awarded to the Navajo Nation to support the development and expansion of Head Start programs, and $1,069,160 was awarded to the San Carlos Apache Tribe for Early Head Start programs.

This summer, O’Halleran joined a group of colleagues on a letter to Congressional leadership urging full funding for Head Start programs as child care providers adapt to COVID-19.