Alexander, Frist Announce $10 Million For Head Start Projects Across Tennessee

Posted on November 3, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Bill Frist (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released close to $10 million for Head Start projects across Tennessee. "I'm pleased that the Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to provide this funding to Head Start throughout Tennessee," said Frist. "It's critical that we work together on the federal, state and local levels to serve and improve the lives of our children. I congratulate all the recipients for securing this funding." "This investment will go a long way to help Tennessee children in need," Alexander said. "Comprehensive services along with parent and community involvement are essential parts of good Head Start programs. I look forward to working with Senator Frist and my colleagues in the Senate to continue strengthening this valuable program." HHS distributed the grants, totaling $9,732,116, to the following recipients in Tennessee:
  • $1,406,536 to the Mid-Cumberland Community Action in Lebanon, TN;
  • $2,604,506 to the City of Chattanooga Human Services Department in Chattanooga, TN;
  • $4,896,931 to the Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council in Martin, TN; and
  • $824,143 to the Highland Rim Economic Corporation in Erin, TN.
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.