07.07.21

Peters, Stabenow Welcome Over $12.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Michigan Head Start Programs Across State

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) welcomed the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $12.7 million in funding to Michigan Head Start programs across the state through the American Rescue Plan, historic legislation both senators helped enact. This funding will help programs build back to fully operational, in-person services this fall as well as support vaccination of Head Start staff and families.

“After facing significant challenges caused by the pandemic, this American Rescue Plan funding for Head Start programs across our state will make critical investments for Michigan children in these early childhood education programs,” said Senator Peters. “With this funding, Michigan Head Start programs can continue working to provide comprehensive services, while making quality, early childhood education more accessible for Michigan families.”

“Head Start programs provide nutritious meals, health services and quality early childhood education which makes all the difference in helping our children succeed. This is a great example of how the American Rescue Plan prioritized working families and is helping them succeed,” said Senator Stabenow.

A list of grant recipients in Michigan can be found below:

Adrian Public Schools $390,059

Alger Marquette Community Action Board $375,701

Allegan County Resource Development Committee, Inc. $475,011

Baraga-Houghton-Keweenaw Child Development Board, Inc. $455,867

Blue Water Community Action $332,627

Carman Ainsworth Community Schools $89,738

Chippewa Luce Mackinac Community Action Agency, Inc. $358,950

Community Action Agency $932,074

Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District $293,143

Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative $105,292

Genesee County $1,032,580

Genesee Intermediate School District $1,885,684

Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency $137,598

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians $99,310

Human Development Commission, Inc. $183,065

Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency $713,114

Livingston Educational Service Agency $208,191

Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency $387,666

Metropolitan Children and Youth, Inc. Renaissance $342,199

Mid Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc. $239,300

Monroe County Intermediate School District $376,898

Muskegon Area Intermediate School District $903,358

New St. Paul Head Start Agency, Inc. $921,305

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians $147,170

Southfield Public School District $172,296

St. Joseph County Intermediate School District $95,720

Tri-County Council for Child Development, Inc. $1,086,422

Total: $12,740,338

Head Start is preparing for the fall through its Head Start Forward initiative that supports grant recipients in reaching more children and families and moving toward fully in-person comprehensive services. Peters and Stabenow have long been champions for expanding resources and access to Head Start and Early Head Start programs across the country.

Head Start programming is administered by local public and private nonprofit and for-profit agencies and includes child learning services in reading, math and science; nutritious meals; health and developmental screenings; oral and mental health support; behavioral and special needs services and family services.

More information about how American Rescue Plan funding is aiding Head Start programs across the country can be found at: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/about-us/coronavirus/putting-covid-19-funds-work-examples-field.

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