Alexander, Frist Applaud Over $3 Million Head Start Grant For Morristown

Posted on November 30, 2004

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bill Frist (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today applauded a $3,038,408 grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority Head Start program. "This funding will help ensure that Tennessee's Head Start programs have the necessary resources to provide Morristown's youngest students with meaningful educational experiences," said Frist. "I applaud the Department of Health and Human Services for supporting programs that nurture the healthy development and growth of Tennessee's children." "Head Start programs have been beneficial to both communities and participants across Tennessee," Alexander said. "I'm very happy to see this investment in Morristown's children by the Department of Health and Human Services, and I look forward to working with Senator Frist and my colleagues in the Senate to strengthen this valuable program." 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 that 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.