Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $2.5 Million For Head Start In Champaign County

SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families has awarded Champaign County $2,570,465 to support 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 families in Champaign County by promoting healthy development and school readiness for kindergarten and elementary school.”
“Every child deserves the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, which is why it’s so important that programs like Head Start have the resources they need to support Illinois children and families,” Duckworth said. “These investments in childhood education and parental support services will help children in Champaign County have the tools they need to succeed both in and outside of the classroom.”