Posted on December 29, 2004
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bill Frist (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today applauded a grant of more than $837,400 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Cleveland. "I applaud the Department of Health and Human Services for providing this critical funding for Cleveland's Head Start program," said Frist. "Head Start has proven itself as a catalyst for educational development of young children. This funding will support services that greatly improve the quality of life for children in Cleveland." "I look forward to working with Senator Frist and my colleagues in the Senate to strengthen the Head Start program in the new year," said Alexander. "I appreciate this significant investment in Cleveland's most precious resource, our children." The grant is $837,483 for the Family Resource Agency to support Head Start programs in Cleveland. 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.