Posted on June 22, 2004
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bill Frist (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today announced that the South Central Human Resource Agency in Fayetteville has received a $3.4 million grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Head Start projects in Fayetteville. "I applaud the Department of Health and Human Services for providing this valuable funding," said Frist. "Head Start is an outstanding program that offers children meaningful educational experiences early in life, and I am thrilled that the children of Fayetteville will be able to benefit from this celebrated program." "This is important funding for Fayetteville's most precious resource, our children," Alexander said. "I look forward to working with Senator Frist to continue strengthening this valuable program." The funding will include $3,398,971 for the South Central Human Resource Agency for Head Start projects throughout the community. 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.