Over $3 Million Awarded for Gila River Indian Community Head Start, Says O’Halleran

August 31, 2020
Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services had awarded over $3.5 million in grant funding to support Gila River Indian Community Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

“Last year, over one million American children received education and health services through Head Start programs,” said O’Halleran. “We must ensure that Head Start and Early Head Start programs, especially in tribal communities, have the funding they need to adapt to COVID-19 and continue setting kids up for success. I am pleased to see much-needed funding going to support these critical programs for Gila River Indian Community families.”

$3,652,798 in grant funding was awarded to the Gila River Indian Community to support the development and expansion of Head Start and 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.

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