Alexander, Frist Applaud Head Start Funding For Mid-East Community Action Agency

Posted on February 3, 2005

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bill Frist (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today applauded a grant of $1,049,807 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Mid-East Community Action Agency in Rockwood. "The Head Start program provides Rockwood's children with the resources and support they need to succeed in the classroom," said Frist. "I'm pleased that the Department of Health and Human Services remains committed to helping Tennessee's youngest students." "I look forward to working with Senator Frist and my colleagues in the Senate to strengthen the Head Start program this year," said Alexander. "I appreciate this significant investment in Rockwood and our most precious resource, our children." 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 5, pregnant women, and their families. They are child-focused programs and have the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families.