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Durbin and Duckworth Announce $46.8 Million for Head Start Programs in Illinois | Top Stories

(WAND) – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) on Thursday announced a total of $46,851,870 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. Social services to support Head Start services for children under 18. of the five.

The grants will support early childhood learning and development.

“This federal investment will serve to lay the foundation for children’s lifelong success by supporting their early learning, health and family well-being,” said Durbin. “I hope these organizations will thrive and open up new opportunities for local Illinois families with this additional support.”

“The Head Start and Early Head Start programs are essential for Illinois children to have the tools they need to succeed inside and outside of the classroom,” Duckworth said. “Investments in early childhood education and parenting support programs are investments in our future. I am proud to continue to support this program with Senator Durbin to help children reach their full potential.

Recipients of Head Start grants include:

  • Illinois Action for Children: $6,914,619
  • Council of Education (INC): $2,178,465
  • Illinois Department of Social Services: $3,601,798
  • Mount Vernon Municipal Schools, District 80: $1,867,975
  • Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation: $2,210,120
  • Southern Illinois University: $3,923,429
  • Springfield Urban League, Inc.: $6,494,331
  • Metropolitan Chicago, Inc. Easter Seals: $13,533,713
  • Evanston/Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65: $3,253,588
  • School District of Rock Island-Milan, Inc.: $2,873,832

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