Hoeven Announces More than $1 Million in Head Start Grants for Bismarck Public Schools

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,505,068 in federal funding to support Head Start projects in Bismarck Public Schools.

“Early education, family wellness and good nutrition help build a strong foundation for our children,” Hoeven said. “Today’s award will support the ongoing work of our state’s Head Start programs to empower our children to realize their full potential.”

The funds are made available through HHS’ Head Start program, which seeks to promote school readiness for low-income children through comprehensive health, educational, nutritional, social and other services. As a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven works to support programs that supplement state and local efforts to improve student achievement in primary and secondary education, especially for the disadvantaged and those in rural communities.