Durbin Announces More Than $1.2 Million for Early Head Start in Chicago

GRANITE CITY – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $1,229,028 in federal funding for Early Head Start programs in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park and Back of the Yards neighborhoods. Under this announcement, the Chicago Commons Association will receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support early childhood development and comprehensive family support services for infants and toddlers from low-income households.
“We know that a child’s first years are the most crucial in their brain development. Early Head Start ensures children have the strong educational foundation they need to succeed from elementary school to college and beyond,” said Durbin. “Today’s funding will help level the playing field for families of modest means by strengthening families and promoting school readiness for kindergarten and elementary school.”