Durbin Announces More Than $16.7 Million for Head Start & Early Head Start

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families has awarded Illinois Head Start and Early Head Start providers grants totaling $16,791,209 to support early education and comprehensive services for low-income children and families. In June, Senator Durbin announced more than $58 million for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.  
“The Head Start program is the source of countless success stories in Illinois and around the country—it’s a stepping stone children need to succeed from elementary school to college and beyond,” said Durbin. “Today’s funding will help level the playing field for low-income children by promoting school readiness for kindergarten and elementary school.”
Under this announcement, the following Illinois providers will receive funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs:
Evanston/Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65: $2,652,291
Parent & Child Together for West Central Illinois: $3,845,392
Springfield Urban League, Inc: $5,714,687
Wabash Area Development, Inc: $4,578,839