Congresswoman Lee Announces $3 Million in Federal Head Start Funds
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced a $3,070,400 federal grant awarded to Alameda Family Services to expand Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“I am excited to announce this critical funding for Alameda Family Services to expand Head Start Programs,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee. “Early Head Start and Head Start Programs are critical to closing the achievement gap and breaking the cycle of poverty. By ensuring all children are prepared for success in Kindergarten, we are priming them for future academic achievement and to compete and thrive in tomorrow’seconomy.”
Congresswoman Lee continued, “as a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services & Education, I will continue to fight for investments to expand early childhood education until all children have access to universal, quality preschool.”
Alameda Family Services is a nonprofit, human services organization that serves Alameda and the East Bay with programs to improve the emotional, psychological and physical health of children, youth and families through Early Head Start, Head Start, school-based health centers, homeless youth services, counseling, drug and alcohol treatment and a clinical training program.