Alexander, Corker Applaud $4.3 Million in Head Start Funding for Martin

Posted on October 25, 2007

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN) today applauded the announcement of a Head Start grant of more than $4.3 million through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council of Martin. “Head Start programs have been beneficial to both communities and participants across Tennessee,” Alexander said. “I’m very happy to see this investment in Martin’s children by the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Head Start program.” “I’ve seen firsthand that the Head Start program provides children with the greatest needs a strong foundation for a successful future,” Corker said. “I appreciate the Department of Health and Human Services’ investment in Tennessee children.” The grant is $4,351,654.00 to the Northwest Tennessee Economic Development to support Head Start. The Head Start program delivers comprehensive and high-quality services to foster healthy development in low-income children. Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs which serve children from birth to age five, pregnant women, and their families. They are child-focused programs and with a goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families.